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Wellies Recommended! Site open, flooding in areas.

by | Feb 11, 2024

Visitor Information!

Tuesday 27th February

Flooding remains mostly unchanged from yesterday.

Monday 26th February

Paths are now open, although high wellies are essential for our ‘Nature Ramble’ and ‘Adventure Trail’ paths, and there are still some definite puddles around our Solstice Lake.

Thursday 22nd February – HALF TERM

Path conditions remain mostly unchanged from Tuesday.

The Solstice Lake circuit is accessible in wellies, which means our Bird Song and Sounds Trail is going strong. However, if this changes at any point throughout the day, rhymes and QR codes to scan can be provided at reception, so you can still complete the leaflet and match stickers to each bird!

The Adventure Trail is currently closed due to high water levels.

Tuesday 20th February – HALF TERM

Some paths are flooded again!
The playground and carpark are completely unaffected.

Please see below for areas of flooding marked in red.

The Adventure Trail is currently closed due to high water levels.

The Solstice Circuit is currently impassable without wellies, between Solstice Lake and Sandpiper Lake.
This means our Bird Song and Sounds Trail is potentially an “out and back” trail (instead of the loop), with 2 bird stops (of 15) obstructed by deep puddles, but rhymes and QR codes to scan can be provided instead, so you can still complete the leaflet and match stickers to each bird!

 

 

Saturday 17th February – FEBRUARY HALF TERM!

Most paths are now relieved of flooding, although some puddles remain.

Please see the below map to view the affected areas, or ask for an update at the welcome desk when you visit.

 

Tuesday 13th February
SITE OPEN. WELLIES RECOMMENDED FOR WALKING.

Solstice Lake is now passable, with wellies. The route past the heritage gardens offers a slightly less wet route and similar distance, but the puddles are still large!
It is also possible to walk to the roundhouses.

There are still areas of flooding at the far edges of the site. Please ask the team at the welcome desk for advice if required.

Sunday 11th February 2024
SITE OPEN. FLOODING IN AREAS.

Please note, many paths at Stanwick Lakes are currently impassable due to flooding and high water levels. Some path edges are obscured by deep water. Please be warned of this potential danger and take EXTREME care. We advise that you do not walk through flood water.

The Visitor Centre, café, main central play area and carpark are open and unaffected. Should you need any information during your visit, please ask a member of the team at the welcome desk.

The team is monitoring site and have put lots of signs out where possible, but things do continuously change. Please also understand that water levels can continue to rise for some time after any rain has stopped. Stanwick Lakes is a wetland site and is part of the Middle Nene catchment. You can check for flood alerts from The Environment Agency here: www.check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/target-area/055WAF129TMN

We aim to update this blog and the “newsflash” on the homepage of our website, which you can check for the latest updates before you plan your visit.

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