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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Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

I think robins are the most perfectly proportioned birds.This one habitually begs food off the photographers at Bill's Bench. The blue tit and great-spotted woodpecker were at the Hayden Hide where I just missed seeing an otter. ... See MoreSee Less

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When we took on the farmland by the river our intention was to conserve the landscape much as it was before gravel extraction. Have a look at these photos and see if you think we are achieving our goals. ... See MoreSee Less

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