Paxton Pits Nature Reserve is a rich mosaic of wildlife habitats, with beautiful lakes, riverside, meadow, reedbed, scrub and woodland. It is open for visitors all year round, and has a Visitor Centre for refreshments, books and friendly expertise open most days, 10am-4.30pm.

Famous for its nightingales and cormorants – and host to a wide variety of other birds, insects, mammals and flora – you’re sure to have a great experience whatever time of year you visit.

Paxton Pits is situated in the Great Ouse valley in Little Paxton village, between St Neots and Huntingdon, and just off the A1. The nature reserve is managed by Huntingdonshire District Council in partnership with the Friends of Paxton Pits. It relies on you, its visitors and enthusiasts, for raising funds to improve the facilities and habitats for wildlife.

The Reserve is also home to the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire’s Environmental Education Centre. The Trust runs events for children and families, giving everyone the chance to get involved with wildlife whatever their age.

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Faith Darlow. We are all going to miss her. Here are some pictures of happy times when she entered a competition in Birdwatching Magazine and won us the Hayden Hide. ... See MoreSee Less

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Floods are in the news right now. The river viewpoint is flooded and half of the great meadow and the paddock is under water. These pictures are from 2003, which was the biggest flood we have had so far. The Visitor Centre meadow and the Lower meadow were flooded. Rudd Pit and Cloudy Pit joined together. The Haul Road and Rory's Wood were flooded too when the Heronry Lakes joined Weedy Pit and the Sailing Lake to form an inland sea, with trees in it. ... See MoreSee Less

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Posh Birding Dudes? Actually this is a twinning event in 1996. The location is where the bus-stop hide is now. ... See MoreSee Less

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