Chiffchaff at Dog House Grove - Richard Nicoll

Chiffchaff at Dog House Grove - Richard Nicoll

Once fishing ponds for monks, now a secluded spinney

Location

Wilburton
Ely
Cambridgeshire
CB6 3RN

OS Map Reference

TL 480 745
A static map of Doghouse Grove

Know before you go

Size
1 hectare

Entry fee

No

Parking information

Park on road on B1049 to Cottenham, just past garden centre

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

Narrow path, slope at entrance, narrow log bridges

Access

Yes

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Spring

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. 

Contact us

Contact number: 01954 713500