Parks and Gardens: Inner City (Westside)
Laundress Green and Coe Fen
Mill Lane, Cambridge. CB2 1RX • (01223) 457000
The countryside sneaks right into the centre of Cambridge south of Silver Street at Coe Fen. This piece of land is also called Laundress Green, as it was here that laundry would be stretched out to dry and bleach in the sun. Although it is only minutes from the city centre, cattle graze here in the summer.
Lammas Land is bordered by the Fen Causeway and Newnham Road. There is a bridge to Sheep's Green. A very popular park in the summer primarily because of its paddling pool and large play area. There are large areas of mown grass which are ideal for picnics and sun bathing. The area has many ancient willows, traditionally managed by pollarding, a form of pruning which enables regenerative growth.
It is a very popular gathering place for picnickers and drinkers from the nearby pubs. Punts can be hired from the Mill Pond at Coe Fen for taking up river through the meadows to the village of Grantchester, or for floating downstream past the Backs by all the riverside colleges to Jesus Lock.
Free Entry, Picnic Area, Public Toilets.
No easily accessible wifi. Smoking allowed.
Open at all times. Free admission.
Advance booking is not required.
Located south west of the city centre and the River Cam. Access is from Silver Street/Laundress Lane/Mill Lane, Newnham Road or The Fen Causeway.
Cambridge railway station: 20-25 minutes walk.
Parking available nearby - payment required.
Laundress Green and Coe Fen, Mill Lane, Cambridge. CB2 1RX • (01223) 457000
Last Updated Thursday 28 April 2022
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