Welcome to Coe Fen. Coe Fen and Sheep’s Green have been grazing land held in common for the people of Cambridge for several hundred years. Cambridge City Council now own the land and manage it with advice from the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wildlife Trust.
The meadows are managed in a traditional manner, using mowing as week as regular grazing by horses cows, and sometimes sheep. The grazing is regulated by an official with the ancient title of City Pindar. Herbicides and pesticides are not used.
This management program is beneficial to wildlife. The meadows and riverbanks are rich with wildflowers including buttercup lady’s smock, yellow flag, and gypsywort, and the stream which flows through the meadows abounds with aquatic life, sticklebacks, water beetles, dragonflies and much more.
While these meadows are a valuable recreation area for the people of Cambridge, they are home to the plants and animals, which live here. Please respect the wildlife and grazing animals, and take your litter home.