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. 

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.

The Visitor Centre is currently open six days a week, 11am-3pm Saturday-Thursday for refreshments (take-away and limited indoor seating), bird food and friendly expertise, and operates a Covid-safe one-way system. The toilets are open every day from 11am-3pm. Please observe social distancing rules when exploring the Nature Reserve.

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.

Due to volunteer availability, the Visitor Centre will be closed today. Apologies for any inconvenience.The toilets will still be open today until 3 pm.The reserve is always open for walks and today is meant to be glorious sunshine all day. Please feel free to make use of the Visitor Centre garden with refreshments brought from home!The Visitor Centre will be open again on Saturday. ... See MoreSee Less
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Just a reminder that the Visitor Centre will be closed today (30th) and tomorrow (31st) due to staff shortages. The toilets will be open each day as usual, 11am - 3pm.We will be open again on Monday so drop in for drinks and snacks on your visit! ... See MoreSee Less
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