Willows Nature Reserve walk

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Discover The Willows Nature Reserve on this short, easy walk around the Town. The Willows is a peaceful environment, ideal for escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Willows Nature Reserve walk

The Town Hall, built in 1887/8, is a combination of carrstone and white brick. The building has been altered, extended and modernised over the years. Inside the Town Hall you will find the Downham Market Heritage Centre.

"Two for a pound…" - this traditional market town is still bustling today with two outdoor markets a week packed with stalls selling local produce. In the 19th century, a large butter market was held near the river every Monday. Large quantities of butter were transported on the river to Cambridge and then on to London where it was labelled as Cambridge Butter. As you pass the market place, take a look at Downham Market's attractive black and white clock tower. Built by William Cunliff of London, it was presented to Downham Market in 1878.

The Willows Nature Reserve is a small urban greenspace comprising of reedbed surrounded by continuous scrub and broadleaf woodland. There is also a pond and damp neutral grassland containing species such as Yorkshire fog, red fescue and creeping buttercup.

Features
Architecture
Heritage
Wildlife
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Difficulty

Easy

Map Reference

OS Explorer 236

Distance

1.7 miles

Type

Walk

Dog Friendly

Yes

Time

35 min

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