Sheep’s Green and Coe Fen

Sheeps’s Green and Coe Fen are situated in the West of the city and were both traditional grazing sites for obviously sheep and also cows (Coe Fen). Being seasonally flooded ground this historic landscape is constantly changing.  Patterns of the ancient meandering streams can still be seen on Sheep’s Green during wet periods. This riparian site is a perfect habitat for Herons, King Fishers and even Egrets which have all been spotted here, amazing on a site so close to the city centre.  Water voles have been sucessfully increasing in numbers along the banks in both Sheep’s Green and Coe Fen.

The site is also home to some of the most spectacular veteran willow trees in Cambridge which are definitely worth a visit. Charles Darwin is reputed to have conducted many beetle surveys on the site.

Sheep’s Green and Coe Fen

Grant Place, Cambridge

Sheeps's Green and Coe Fen are situated in the West of the city and were both traditional grazing sites.