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 currently open six days a week, 11am-3pm, with social distancing measures in place to keep visitors and volunteers safe. Please observe social distancing rules when exploring the Nature Reserve.

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.

We are thrilled to have been awarded the Green Flag Award for the second time.

The year 2020 has really highlighted how important public parks and nature reserves are and how much we all value having access to these wonderful places.

Thank you to all our staff, volunteers and visitors who continue to make Paxton Pits Nature Reserve such a special place.
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The sun is trying to shine today! If you fancy getting some fresh air then take a walk round our lovely nature reserve.

The Visitor Centre is open this weekend 11am - 3pm and we now have seating inside.

Please track and trace if you sit in.

We look forward to seeing you!
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If you're out for a walk on the Reserve and fancy a nice hot chocolate or a snack, the Visitor Centre is now open for limited seating inside. We are open 11am - 3pm on these days;
Monday 5th until Thursday 8th October
Sunday 11th until Thursday 15th October
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October

Please Track and Trace when you come inside to eat or drink, thank you.

The wet weather has brought out lots of different species of fungi. These Shaggy Inkcaps are in the Visitor Centre garden.
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