Simsey Island

Fishing • Camping • Leisure

Simsey Island

Fishing, camping, kayaking, canoeing or wild swimming.

Simsey Island is owned by Yarwell United Charities and is located on the river Nene between Yarwell and Wansford approximately 1 mile from the A47 junction of the A1.

The Island provides a beautiful, peaceful location for those who wish to spend their time either fishing, camping, kayaking, canoeing or wild swimming.

Day tickets are available for all activities and both fishing and camping can be booked overnight.

Access is via a secured gate and parking is available on the island itself.

Dogs are most welcome.

Membership

Simsey Island is a members only amenity – if you wish to register for lifetime membership then please click the register button and fill out the membership form. We will try to get back to you as soon as we have processed your information.

Fishing, camping, kayaking, canoeing or wild swimming.

Simsey Island is owned by Yarwell United Charities and is located on the river Nene between Yarwell and Wansford approximately 1 mile from the A47 junction of the A1.

The Island provides a beautiful, peaceful location for those who wish to spend their time either fishing, camping, kayaking, canoeing or wild swimming.

Day tickets are available for all activities and both fishing and camping can be booked overnight.

Access is via a secured gate and parking is available on the island itself.

Dogs are most welcome.

Membership

Simsey Island is a members only amenity – if you wish to register for lifetime membership then please click the register button and fill out the membership form. We will try to get back to you as soon as we have processed your information.

About Us

Yarwell United Charities was formed in 1914 to bring together three charities which have been associated with the village for centuries, namely –

  • Lady Mildmay’s Advancement in Life Charity – established in 1618
  • The Poor’s Money – established in 1700’s following donations from various prominent local individuals
  • The Church and Poor’s Estate – established in 1778

In more recent years the charity has been fortunate to receive two bequests of land, Simsey Island (including fishing and camping rights) gifted by Mr L Lock in 1994 and Starsmore Fields gifted By Mr J Starsmore in 2011.

The Trustees run the charity for the benefit of the village and its inhabitants which principally involves distributing funds to support the church, village hall and playing field.

More specifically the Poor’s Money is used to purchase food parcels which are distributed to older villagers on the feast day of St Thomas the Apostle on 21st December each year and Lady Mildmay’s Advancement in Life Charity provides discretionary grants to those under 25 years of age, to help further their education.

Please read our Terms and Conditions and study the information map

Yarwell United Charities was formed in 1914 to bring together three charities which have been associated with the village for centuries, namely –

  • Lady Mildmay’s Advancement in Life Charity – established in 1618
  • The Poor’s Money – established in 1700’s following donations from various prominent local individuals
  • The Church and Poor’s Estate – established in 1778

In more recent years the charity has been fortunate to receive two bequests of land, Simsey Island (including fishing and camping rights) gifted by Mr L Lock in 1994 and Starsmore Fields gifted By Mr J Starsmore in 2011.

The Trustees run the charity for the benefit of the village and its inhabitants which principally involves distributing funds to support the church, village hall and playing field.

More specifically the Poor’s Money is used to purchase food parcels which are distributed to older villagers on the feast day of St Thomas the Apostle on 21st December each year and Lady Mildmay’s Advancement in Life Charity provides discretionary grants to those under 25 years of age, to help further their education.

Please read our Terms and Conditions and study the information map

Our Services

Fishing​

Fishing – the river Nene offers the opportunity to catch Barbel, Roach, Dace, Perch, Chub, Bream, Rudd, Bleak and Pike.

Night fishing is permitted.

Strictly catch and release.

Camping

Camping – tents, campervans and caravans are welcome, and pitches aren’t allocated so guests have a choice of where to set up camp.

Spaces will be limited to allow for plenty of room for each guest.

Barbeques are permitted providing they are raised off the ground, but campfires are not allowed.

Please note that there are no facilities on the Island.

Leisure

Kayaking, Canoeing and Wild Swimming– this location provides the perfect environment for spending time on the river with the Island serving as a base for your expeditions particularly if you wish to camp out overnight.

Booking

Simsey Island is a MEMBERS ONLY amenity

Please ensure that you have applied for your lifetime membership and received approval prior to booking

Please read our Terms and Conditions and study the information map

Please read our Terms and Conditions and study the information map

Contact Us

Drop us a line using the form below, and we'll hook you up with all the info you need about what you can do at Simsey Island.

Nassington Road, Yarwell, Peterborough, Northants

    Simsey Island

    The Island provides a beautiful, peaceful location for those who wish to spend their time either fishing, camping, kayaking, canoeing or wild swimming.

    Contact Details

    Where to find us

    Simsey Island

    The Island provides a beautiful, peaceful location for those who wish to spend their time either fishing, camping, kayaking, canoeing or wild swimming.

    Contact Details

    Where to find us

    © Simsey Island - Yarwell United Charities 2023

    © Simsey Island - Yarwell United Charities 2023