Updated: Jun 8, 2020
Name: East Town Park
Type: Park / Nature
Opening times: April - September 6am - 9pm / October - March 6am - 6pm
Entry fee: Free
Parking available: Yes
Parking fee: Free
Address: Coupals Road, Haverhill, CB9 7UR Map
East Town Park is a popular park for dog owners in the Haverhill and surrounding areas. Dogs are permitted to be let off the leads (assuming of course your pet is animal safe!)
Also a lovely park for those just wanting to get away from the every day hustle and bustle and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet in a woodland area.
The park covers approximately 50 acres of woodland, fields, pastures with a river running through it.
It is a hub of multiple footpaths that extend around the town of Haverhill. Running along a disused railway track the multitude of paths link up with the Stour Valley walk that runs for 60 miles from Cambridgeshire, through West Suffolk and on to Essex.
Seasonal activities like the Easter Egg Hunt and Halloween trial has established the park as a firm favourite with local families.
Ann Webb Plantation
Planted in 1996, this area has a diverse mix of native trees and shrubs. Particularly spectacular looking in Autumn!
Home to squirrels and rooks, East meadow is a picturesque are of mature walnut trees. A photographers delight year round, with early snowdrops, yellow aconites and nest building in February through to pond dipping in the summer.
Easy Access trial
A 400m trial accessible by those in wheelchairs or parents with pushchairs.
Serve as a reminder of the willows that once grew here and were used by the local Haverhill weavers. The occasional muntjac deer can be spotted here early morning.
A 5km walk runs on the disused railway line between Haverhill and Sudbury which ran from 1865 until 1967.
A wildlife area abundant with native plants and insects
A former arable field now home to a variety of lizards.
Once led up to The Coupals, a large victorian house that was home to the Gurteen family whose fortunes were founded in textiles. The avenue is lined by lime and horse chestnut trees.
Plays an important role in local wildlife habitats. Kingfishers and wagtails can be seen fishing alongside moorhens and water voles.
Children's play area (2 - 12)
Parking (including spaces for disabled visitors)
Picnic area - no barbecues allowed in the park!
Whether you're looking for somewhere to walk your dog, or you're a photographer looking for some local woodland and wildlife images, East Town park is a wonderful woodland space.
It is a park that caters to all age groups so bring your little ones along to tire them out. Or perhaps your teenagers to unplug them from technology for a few hours (good luck with that!)
You could easily spend a day here hiking along the various trials.
Be warned, the gates are automated, so ensure you depart the car park before the stated closing time!