The meadows are filled with wildflowers in summer
The Wildlife Trust is now managing Trumpington Meadows and we now have a small office base and equipment storage barn on site. Rangers are hosting regular events at the country park and nature reserve - check our events pages for up-to-date listings.
A spacious expanse of flowering meadows, riverside, woodland, hedgerow and parkland.
Our newest nature reserve is a 58-hectare country park that sits alongside the River Cam and Byron's Pool Local Nature Reserve. Created for wildlife and for people, it is a place to discover and enjoy nature, explore diverse habitats and wander by the stream or through flower-filled meadows.
This is an important site for wildlife in Cambridge, even though the site has been settled for centuries. Over time, it has been home to a plant-breeding facility, a prisoner of war camp, coprolite ponds and arable fields. Now there are new housing developments beside the country park, but there is plenty of natural space for walking, cycling or picnicking. The area is replete with literary and historical links thanks to its connection to the river (where Lord Byron swam in the weir) and nearby Grantchester, home to poet Rupert Brooke and visited frequently by writers, poets and scientists. We also have a mobile app to help you explore the reserve - now available on iTunes and Google Play.
We are running events on a regular basis at the reserve. Check our events pages for more details.
Photos by Martin Baker, Alice Hunter, Tracy Richardson.
Species and habitats
Nearby nature reserves
Nature reserve map
Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2012. For indicative purposes does not show exact boundaries.