Visiting PPNR

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a regular, we hope that you enjoy your visit to Paxton Pits. Please remember that it is a nature reserve, and so home to lots of wildlife. Please do not disturb it, especially during the spring/summer when animals are breeding and in winter, when the weather is severe.
Paxton Pits includes three areas: a nature reserve that is managed by Huntingdonshire District Council (the southernmost third), a watersports zone (the southwest corner, closest to the A1) and an active quarry that is managed by Bardon Aggregates. There is currently no public access to the quarry, although many areas will be brought within the nature reserve during the next 10 years, enabling access for quiet recreation.

Find out how to get to Paxton Pits, by rail, bus or car

Discover the facilities that you will find when you get here, including our superb Visitors' Centre

Find out about the trails so you can explore the countryside, and also about access to the new workings.

Learn about our 'QR Tour' (under development) for smart phone users

Get details of forthcoming events in the diary

Check what arrangements you need to make if you want to bring a group

Get maps of the accessible areas and the trails

Find out what you should do if you want to walk your dog at Paxton Pits

Get a weather forecast and find out about rainfall/flood information