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 – in usual times – 10am-4.30pm.

In these unprecedented times, however, the Nature Reserve paths are open, and the Visitor Centre and toilets are now open on a limited basis, with social distancing measures in place. All events and work parties have been cancelled until further notice.

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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This weekend the Visitor Centre is open 11 - 3 but, due to our broadband being down, we can only accept cash payments.
Apologies for the inconvenience.
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Edit: Due to volunteer sickness we will now be closed tomorrow Tuesday 11th August. Apologies for any inconvenience.

The Visitor Centre is open 11am - 3pm this week and next week on these days;
Monday 10th
Thursday 13th
Saturday 15th
Sunday 16th
Tuesday 18th
Wednesday 19th
Thursday 20th
Saturday 22nd
Sunday 23rd

The toilets are open when the Visitor Centre is open.

We hope to see you soon!
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