Ferry Meadows

The Nene Park Summer Shuttle Bus is a new service organised by the Nene Park Trust and operated by Central Connect (formerly Vectare). It will run on Saturdays and Sundays July 20th to September 1st 2024, linking various areas of northern Peterborough and the city centre directly with Ferry Meadows. See the timetable and map for further details.

Buses will start from Manor Drive (Herald Way) and will then serve Gunthorpe Ridings, Paston Ridings, Fulbridge Road, St Pauls Road, and Lincoln Road through Millfield (as far as Craig St). After running non-stop along Bright Street, Bourges Boulevard and over Crescent Bridge buses will pick up along Thorpe Road, then run non-stop along Longthorpe Parkway and Nene Parkway. Buses will again pick up and set down at the remaining stops along Oundle Road.

Buses will call at all stops along the line of route, but note that the service will NOT serve Queensgate Bus Station. The nearest stop to the city centre will be Craig Street, which is the stop on Lincoln Road near Manor House Street, just north of the traffic lights at the Lincoln Road / Bright Street junction. Single fares will be £2 per person and children under 10 go free.

At other times there is no bus service into Ferry Meadows Country Park itself, but it is only a few minutes walk from bus stops in Orton Wistow or on Oundle Road as follows:

OPTION 1: use Stagecoach route 1 to Orton Wistow (Ferryview), which is the first stop in Orton Wistow. Cross the road and continue in the same direction as the bus. Just past the next road junction (Ferryview) there is a path through the trees. Follow this and bear right where the path splits. This will bring you out onto Ham Lane just before the level crossing at Ferry Meadows station (Nene Valley Railway). Cross the railway to reach the country park. To return to Peterborough retrace your steps and catch the bus on the same side of the road where you got off (buses follow a one-way loop around Orton Wistow).

OPTION 2: use any bus on the Orton Mere page and continue two stops beyond Orton Mere to alight at Cherry Orton Road just before Notcutts. Cross the road and walk along Ham Lane from the roundabout to reach Ferry Meadows. Retrace your steps to return to Peterborough (from the stop on the Notcutts side of the road); use the Orton Mere page for timings: buses depart a couple of minutes earlier than shown for Orton Mere.

NOTE: Option 1 is a longer bus ride but much more frequent than option 2, and is also a little closer to Ferry Meadows than option 2. You could always go out one way and return the other for variety.