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.

To download the full route directions and map click on the image of the walk leaflet on the right hand side.

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.


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

1926- 2022


On behalf of the Councillors and staff of Great Coates Village Council we
extend our condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty,
Queen Elizabeth II.
Her Majesty the Queen was the longest serving monarch in British history who
devoted her life to our country, bringing unity, strength and hope, an
exceptional person admired and respected throughout the world.
We will be writing to His Majesty the King, Charles III and members of the
Royal Family to express our sincere condolences on behalf of the village of
Great Coates.

You may visit and sign the official book of condolence at www.royal.uk