If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a big surprise….!
(Well actually you don’t need to go down to the woods you basically need to go down out of the city and over Town Bridge, turn right, walk along the river you’ll come to Railworld and The Wildlife Haven!)
It’s just 5 minutes out of the city centre where you’ll find yourself immersed in greenery and flowers, surrounded with walnut, apple and monkey trees and you’ll be listening to the birds merrily chirping as you wind your way through the girder paths and aqueduct bridges.
For children and adults alike it’s a haven of peace and quiet with viewing spots to see over the river Nene and the swans or watch the trains go past from the viewing platform.
And if you really like trains.. go and look in on the Railword exhibition where you’ll find a working model railway. Press a few buttons and you’ll be speeding along with a 125 – any big kids dream at their fingertips.
‘Since 1995 – Volunteers, companies. groups and individuals have been clearing and contouring the site primarily to create habitat for our native species. The site is now home to over 200 species of flora and fauna.
This area was once a coal storage yard for the Peterborough Power Station, built in the late 40s where ASDA Supermarket is now. It was a derelict area when acquired for Railworld by the Rev. Richard Paten.
The idea to create habitat came from the wildlife havens that Perkins Engines Company Limited had created on their Eastfield site. British Railways donated 3 sections of Victorian Great Northern Railway aqueduct built in the 1840s at Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire. These were installed in the wildlife haven to create an intriguing exciting place for our children to explore and learn about the wonders of nature.
Please bring a picnic and enjoy!’
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