Paxton Pits Nature Reserve is a rich mosaic of wildlife habitats covering, at present, 78 hectares of lakes, riverside, meadow, reedbed, scrub and woodland, situated in the Great Ouse valley between St Neots and Huntingdon. The Reserve is famous for its nightingales and cormorants, and is host to a wide variety of other birds, insects, mammals and flora.
The Reserve is owned and managed by Huntingdonshire District Council, and is supported by the Friends of Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, who organise a number of events and activities to raise funds that improve facilities for people and wildlife.
The Reserve is open to the public all day, every day. A Visitors' Centre is open most days, where Volunteer Wardens, leaflets, maps and refreshments are available to help you get the most from your visit.
The Reserve is also home to the local Wildlife Trust's thriving 'Environmental Education Centre'.
We're celebrating Paxton Pits' 25th Anniversary with a
range of events and activities during 2014.
Next Event: 14th March: Friends AGM and "Paxton Pits: 25 Years of Conservation and People" by Dr Ray Matthews MBE