Paxton Pits Nature Reserve is a delightful place to visit to enjoy the Ouse Valley countryside and its special wildlife. It radiates a relaxed ambience, especially if the weather is good.

The weather is an interesting guaranteed topic of conversation with strangers, family and friends with the four seasons adding to the daily story. Sunny days bring back happy memories. Walking through a wood or a flower meadow, picnics with pork pies, boiled eggs and the realisation that the salad cream was left behind at home.

Treasured memories that we have can be there for future generations.

A gift for the future will help safeguard those special places for those who follow to create their own memories.

Help us to make a difference by leaving a gift to the Friends of Paxton Pits in your will.

Your Legacy

We look to the future with optimism as we wish – most respectfully – to ask all those who support the Reserve to think about leaving a gift in their Will to help safeguard this special place for future generations.

Making a Will is a positive action as decisions can then be made to ensure questions about the future are resolved and your wishes are carried out.

Family and friends naturally spring to mind and rightly are a first priority as beneficiaries. There is also the opportunity to give thought to leaving a gift to a national or local charity perhaps where there is a personal connection.

Gifts in Wills are exempt from Inheritance Tax so the full value of your gift will be received by your chosen charity.

What your Legacy could do:



Could buy survey equipment or interpretive signs on the Reserve


Could help us to plant 100m of new wildlife hedge


Could improve 700m2 of scrub habitat, or build an information shelter or viewing screen


Could pay for the construction of 50m of all-ability access footpath

Whatever the amount you are able to leave to us, you can be sure we will use the gift wisely and recognise the gesture that lies behind it. Thank you.