Fairlands Valley Park

Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage: Address, Phone Number, Fairlands Valley Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Fairlands Valley Park
4.5
Bodies of Water • Parks
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Rod M
2 contributions
Ferrets on Exstacy
Jun 2021 • Couples
Met a man named Robert marven here who was fishing in the nude one evening.
Absolutely incredible place for dogging and they sell ice cream too.
Give it a try if you homeless 4*
Written June 7, 2021
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AlinaRC
Hertfordshire901 contributions
Spring at Fairlands Park
May 2021
Early May is a lovely time to visit Fairlands Park. The Cherry trees are covered in blossom and have withstood all of the strange weather this spring has thrown at them. The park is popular at the weekends but does not feel too busy. The warm weather also made it a good day to see other new arrivals for spring, some young goslings and plenty of butterflies flitting about in the sunshine.
Written May 9, 2021
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AlinaRC
Hertfordshire901 contributions
Large town park with plenty of space
Jan 2021
This town park is the largest green space in Stevenage. It sits in a natural valley in former farmland and was turned into a park in the early 1970s. Many trees were planted and the lakes created in the dry valley. More trees were planted around the Millennium and the lakes repaired.

The park has three large lakes - the northernmost is called the environmental lake has natural planting and shrubs around it. This the best place to see wildlife, in particular birds. The middle lake - called the Millennium or boating lake has a play area and water park adjacent. This lake is used for model boats and feeding water birds. The largest lake is the southern most. In more normal times this is used for a range of water sports.

In the winter, the shrubs including willows and dogwoods bring some colour. There is a small herb garden/ maze near the car park on Fairlands way. Apart from that there is not a lot of ornamental planting or 'gardens'. The three lakes do take up a lot of the space. The park is popular with families and dog walkers. It is of some interest for bird watching and the large lakes attract common and sometimes more unusual water birds. In this winter weather, farmland birds can also be seen including mistlethrush, goldfinches, long tailed tits, siskin and redwings. If you are lucky you might see kingfisher.

In terms of amenities, there is a cafe on the eastern side of the largest lake. This is not currently open, even for take away. The toilets are however open daily and staffed to make sure they don't become crowded and people observe distancing. The park is overall well maintained with very little litter or signs of wear. There is a certain amount of road noise from both Six Hills Way and Fairlands Way. It is a pleasant spot to visit but you are left feeling more could be made from it.
Written January 9, 2021
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skye
9 contributions
I was born proudly and breded in stevenage
Sep 2020 • Solo
Stevenage has changed badly it has a very poor reputation of attitude from public people today you do need to keep your head down time to time make no eye contact much as you do get some nasty looks from others thats correct....but most people from my home town are cool and pretty down to earth people I know that couse im from stevenage ....but just be perlite all you have to do ....like every where in the UK you get good people and bad people thats life ....but other then that yes my home town is ok....it just needs to be dealt with by police with there crime and peoples attitude towards others is bad ....
Written September 5, 2020
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Sandy S
Stevenage, UK29 contributions
Good day out
Mar 2020 • Family
Fairlands is a park that caters for lots of people. Stuff for the kids a good walk for fitness boating climbing fishing and summer time paddling pool roll on summer buf a great park. And I forgot a good cafe.
Written March 6, 2020
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Sandra M
Stevenage, UK4 contributions
Enjoyable walk
Feb 2020 • Solo
Lovely place to walk your dogs or just for a pleasant stroll park always clean and tidy nice cafe lovely in the summer nice play area for kids nice to see the wildlife around the lake you can make your walk as long or short as you wish even ridden my horse around the lakes
Written February 11, 2020
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Mark G
Stevenage, UK34 contributions
The Great Outdoors
Jan 2020 • Family
What a great outdoor space. Been going here since I was a nipper. Plenty of space to fly a kite. Walk a dog. Go sailing. Canoeing. Fishing or just shoot the breeze with family and have a nice coffee at the cafe. There is a children's play area and splash area when the weather's a bit warmer.
Written January 27, 2020
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Judith G
Harpenden, UK74 contributions
A leisurely walk
Jan 2020 • Friends
A leisurely walk on a damp Monday morning.
An easy walk around the lake on safe paving.
Wildlife life to view, and fishing available, also water sports, ideal for families.
Stopped for a coffee and a herbal tea in the cafe, not too busy, clean and tidy.
Written January 13, 2020
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Susan J
8 contributions
Fun at Fairlands valley park
Nov 2019
I like to come here often to ride my bike or to go on organised Walks. It's a very clean and lovely park and just perfect for picnics and a cup of coffee with a fiend or family.
Written January 12, 2020
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janwyer54
Lowestoft, UK138 contributions
Lovely park
Nov 2019 • Couples
What a lovely park , we had a great walk around the lake with the dog watching the ducks and moor hens with there babies ,it is so clean and very peaceful the cafe was open but we did not go in an excellent find .
Written November 15, 2019
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