Cuckoo’s Hollow – Werrington

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Cuckoo's Hollow is situated off Fulbridge Road in Werrington. It is a beautiful place to sit and relax, watch various wetland birds or have a wander around and take in the scenery.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • it is good to be outdoors and take notice of the natural beauty of the reserve.
  • there is a path to walk around the lake with places to stop and sit.
  • there is a children’s playground nearby and also football goal posts


Cuckoo’s Hollow was originally an area of pastureland surrounded by dykes on all sides with Werrington Brook running through the centre.

In the late 1970’s the site was excavated to create the lake and shape the site; trees and shrubs were planted and bridges built.

The island in the middle of the lake has become a breeding ground for ducks, swans and other waterfowl.

Cuckoo’s Hollow is not only a haven for birds but it is also home to many bats which can be see skimming the water at dusk.

Cuckoo’s Hollow is free to access.

  • Lake and seating areas
  • Children’s play area
  • Football goal posts
  • Grass area

There are no paid for activities.

There are no public toilets.


Getting to Cuckoo’s Hollow…

By Road: Cuckoo’s Hollow is located in Werrington between Welbourne and Lakeside off Fulbridge Road.

There is a car park at Werrington Centre off Skaters Way, access is just past Canwell off Skaters Way.

On foot / cycle:  Cycle route and footpaths from Werrington, Gunthorpe and Bretton pass through Cuckoo’s Hollow.



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