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, which is normally open for for refreshments, books and friendly expertise, is currently closed. 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.

1 week ago

Paxton Pits Nature Reserve
We saw our first bumblebee of the season this morning!Keep an eye out for bumblebee queens, who will wake up from hibernation about this time of year and begin looking for mouse holes in which to make a nest🐝(The one in the photo is not the one we saw - she was too fast to get a photo!)#paxtonpits#paxtonpitsnaturereserve#bumblebee#bee#spring#huntingdonshiredistrictcouncil#lovehuntingdonshire#embraceyourspace ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Paxton Pits Nature Reserve
Some of the first signs that spring will soon be on the way!These are snowdrops, lords-and-ladies and winter aconite 🌱Have you seen any signs that spring is on the way?#paxtonpits#paxtonpitsnaturereserve#snowdrops#lordsandladies#winteraconite#wildflower#huntingdonshiredistrictcouncil#lovehuntingdonshire#embraceyourspace ... See MoreSee Less
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