Walk 2 The Freshney Wildlife & Wetlands

This is one of a range of walks available from Great Coates and over time we will slowly upload numerous walks onto this page for you to download and walk.

Some walks start and end in Great Coates, others will include a train journey either both ways or sometimes one way and the majority of walks include pubs, restaurants or convenience stores where you can have a meal, drink or simply a snack.

Somebody has completed each walk before being published to ensure they are manageable. You may download a leaflet for each walk containing directions and a map of the route.

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The Freshney Wildlife & Wetlands

Walk No: 2  Distance: 4 miles  Time: 1 hr 20 mins

This 4 mile walk takes you to the River Freshney, along the bank, where you will see a variety of wildlife. Otters frequent the River Freshney near The Willows. Crossing the road onto the Wybers Wood side initially the walk takes you alongthe river where, dependant on the time of the year, you’ll see a variety of wildlife whether that’s ducks, swans, water voles or even terrapins.

You will then walk along the flooded area where trees have become submerged before you walk back along the main path through the Wybers Wood, maybe stopping off at The Jubilee for a bite to eat and a drink or the nearby Wybers Chippy.

There are convenience stores close by on Wybers Wood for snacks or refreshments before you head back to Great Coates.


HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
1921 – 2021

Cllr Jim Masterton, Chairman of Great Coates Parish Council
extend our condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal family

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