Know before you go
Parking informationPark on road on B1049 to Cottenham, just past garden centre
Narrow path, slope at entrance, narrow log bridges
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitSpring
About the reserve
This tiny site was once home to a series of fishponds used by local monks. Early last century it was planted with ash trees to be used for their timber, and has developed into a secluded spinney. Visitors can explore the short and winding path amongst the trees and in wetter times of the year will still be able to make out the ponds themselves. In the spring a good display of daffodils betray a little of the site's less-wild heritage and the bright orange berries of lords-and-ladies will last well into the summer.