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.

In these unprecedented times 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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At the Environmental Education Centre the Wildlife Trust are pleased to be able to re-start monthly nature journaling sessions, all delivered in a Covid-secure way.
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Soon the meadows near the Visitor Centre will be the home for the next few months to a herd of cows. They will be arriving in the next week or so and we'll let you know when they are here. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Visitor Centre and toilets will be closed on Sunday 13th September.

Next week we will be open 11am - 3pm;
Monday 14th
Tuesday 15th
Wednesday 16th
Saturday 19th
Sunday 20th

Ice creams, cold and hot drinks as well as snacks are available!

Thank you for wearing your masks in the Visitor Centre and for maintaining a social distance. Please note that from Monday the goverment guidance is that we can only gather in groups smaller than 6 people as well.
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