Things to do in Manea

Manea Matters

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Manea Matters is the village directory and magazine. It is published four times a year and provides useful information about services available in the village, contact numbers and local interest stories. 



Times for church services and local medical services can be found here 

Download the latest Manea Matters here

Eating and Drinking

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There are many places to eat and drink in Manea, including the popular local pub, takeaways and cafes and restaurants - not really any need to cook!

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Village Shop

Manea One  Stop

Manea One Stop store is situated in Park Road. It stocks a large range of grocery, frozen foods, wines and spirits and newspapers. The post office is also located within the store and there is an ATM.

Opening hours daily - 6:30am - 8pm i

Find it here

SM Guy Memorial Playing Field

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The SM Guy Playing Field was sold to the village by Chris' grandfather. An avid cricket fan, the field provided a cricket and football pitches for the village.

Facilities at the park

Manea Lake and Community Orchard

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Manea Lakes is a gravel pit located at the end of Park Road. Although it is fenced it is  accessible via handgates. Great for walks, bird watching, picnics and fishing.


Manea Orchard is located behind the village school and is a lovely place to walk with many mature trees.

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Train and Bus Links

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Manea Railway Station has links to Birmingham via Peterbourgh (every two hours) and Stansted and London via Ely and Cambridge (every two hours). The station has no ticket office so prebook or pay on the train.


Buses run regularly from the village to March and Wisbech

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Outdoor Games,Walking, Running and Cycling

Outdoor Games

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There is a large grass field next to the house which is available for outdoor games - rounders, football etc. There are outside games and toys in the corridor cupboard

Dog Walks

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Please feel free to walk your dog in the field next  to the house. Please make sure that yu clean up after them as the field is used for games and camping.


The patio next to the house is enclosed by a waist high fence

Walking

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The roads around the house are quite and although there is no pavement are fairly safe for walking. It is about a mle to the village where there are a number of village walks  which  can be found here.

The village park and the lakes behind provide a good walking areas (walk past the village shop to the end of Park Road to access). Manea Orchard can be access via the footpath next to the school.

The river bank at Welches Dam also provides a longer  walk  to Mepal or Welney.

Running

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The roads surrounding Guys Farm are flat and not busy and so it is easy to run from the house. Alternatively there are longer routes accessible from the house or from the village. Click here for more information.

Cycling

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 The roads surrounding Guys Farm are flat and not busy and so it is easy to cycle from the house.  Click here for some ideas.

OS Maps

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An OS map of the area is displayed in the utility room.

Further Afield - towns and cities

March and Chatteris

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The towns of March and Chatteris are both about 8 miles away.  There are  a variety of pubs, restaurants , shops and supermarkets in both towns, with March being the larger of the two.

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Wisbech

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Wisbech is a small market town on the border with Norfolk. It is a 30 minute drive from Manea and home Peckover House (National Trust) , Elgoods Brewery and Gardens and the Light cinema.

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Cambridge

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Cambridge is located 30 miles south of Manea and is accessible by train from the  station in the village. Famous for it's colleges and river, Cambridge is also great for theatres, museums and shopping! If you choose to drive, Cambridge it is best to use one of the four Park and Rides, as parking in the city is expensive.

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Ely

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The historic city of Ely lies 17 miles from Manea and is accesible by train from the village station. Built on the highest part of the Fens the  magnificent  catherdal (with it's famous octoganal tower) stands at the centre of the city and can be seen from miles away - even out of the upstairs window of Guys Farm. Ely was also the home of Oliver Cromwell and is known for the river, the markets (Thursday and Saturday) and the many restaurants, teas shops and pubs.

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Peterborough

Peterbough is located 28 miles north of Manea and is accesible by train from the  station in the village. Great for shopping but also visit the cathedral which dates mainly from the 12th century. 

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Further Afield - places to visit

Skylark Garden Centre and Childrens Playarea

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Skylark Garden Centre is found on the B1093 just outside Manea and opposite Stonea Camp. Much more than a garden centre there is a maize maze in the summer, a children's play area and an excellent cafe. Visit the huge car boot sale on Sundays.

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Stonea Camp

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The Fens are steeped in history from pre Roman Times. Stonea Camp is Britain's lowest lying hill fort dating as far back as the bronze age. More information can be found on page 9 of this copy of Manea Matters

https://www.maneamatters.co.uk/pdf_delinked/matters_dec_17.pdf

To find out more about the importance of Stonea Camp click the green button below.

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National Trust

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 There are many National Trust properties within an hours drive of Guys Farm. The closest is Peckover House in Wisbech - a Georgian townhouse with  gardens built in 1722 and is about ten minutes walk from Elgoods Brewery. The National Trust also manages lots of the Norfolk coastline. Click the green button below to find out more 

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Elgoods Brewery

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 Elgood & Sons is a family-owned brewing company situated on North Brink Wisbech. It was established in 1795 and has been owned by the Elgood family since 1878. Visitors can visit the brewery and the  four acre garden behind it which has specimen trees as old as the surrounding buildings, herbaceous borders, a lake, rockery, water features, exotic house and herb garden. 

There are regular events here so check the website by clicking the green button!

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Welney Wetlands Centre

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Welney Wetland Centre is famous for the swan feeds during the winter - the site is visted by hundreds of swans, however there is lots to see and do all year round - click the button to find out more. Also try the Lamb and Flag for good pub food!

Link to their website

Ouse Washes RSPB

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The Ouse Washes are found 3 miles from the village. It is accessible by car by within cycling or walking distance. It is an RSPB nature reserve with bird hides- please note there is no cafe, so take a picnic!

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Further Afield - Places to Visit - Things to Do

Sport Centres

The closest sports centre with pubic pool is in March

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Cinema and Theatre

There are cinemas  and theatres in all the local towns and cities. Click the button for links.

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Sandringham

Sandringham House is one of the Queen's official residences and is situated less than an hour from Guys Farm. As well as the house there are extensive woodland, parkland and a cafe and shops. Sandringham also hosts many craft and country fairs.

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Seaside

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Guys Farm is an hour from the North Norfolk Coast - the closest and most popular resort is Hunstanton , with a large sandy beach stretching from quiet  Old Hunstanton to the busy traditional seaside town, with fairground, ie cream and fish and chips.  Also try Wells next the Sea and Cromer as alternatives. 

The North Norfolk Coast