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How to get here

Paxton Pits is five minutes from the A1 (London-Edinburgh) trunk road. The entrance to the Reserve is at grid reference TL 196 629. 
Use post code PE19 6ET in SatNavs.
By car, from the south: from the Black Cat roundabout on the A1 (the junction with the A421 to Bedford), drive north for 5¼ miles and take the exit signposted to St Neots and Little Paxton. The Nature Reserve is signed (left) from the edge of Little Paxton village.

By car, from the north: from Buckden, drive south on the A1 for 2¾ miles and take the first exit, signposted St Neots and Little Paxton. Left again at the junction with the B1041, and then the Nature Reserve is signed (left) from the edge of the village.

By car, from the east: from St Neots, follow the signs to Little Paxton. At the T-junction at the end of Mill Lane, turn right onto the Great North Road. The Nature Reserve is signed (right) after quarter of a mile.

By car, from the west: follow the B645 from Higham Ferrers to the junction with the A1, at St Neots. Follow the A1 north for 1½ miles and take the exit signposted to St Neots and Little Paxton. The Nature Reserve is signed (left) from the edge of Little Paxton village.

By rail: St Neots railway station (on the Peterborough-King’s Cross line) is about two miles south-east from Little Paxton, using the Ouse Valley Way to enter the Reserve. National Rail Enquiries

By bus: Click here for bus timetables (on the Traveline East Anglia website; use the post code PE19 6ET to find services).

By bicycle: we have three substantial open-air bike racks where you can secure your bike (you'll need your own lock).

Group visits
Visits by organised groups are very welcome. Arrangements can be made to provide an introduction to the Reserve on arrival and, if required, expert volunteer guides will add to the enjoyment of your group’s visit.

All visiting groups are asked to book their visit in advance, whether you require these services or not, so that the Visitors' Centre and its amenities can be made available by the Voluntary Wardens.

Map to Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

From the B1041 (Great North Road), the nature reserve is signposted from the end of Little Paxton Lane. Follow the lane for about three-quarters of a mile through the village.

The car park is on the left-hand side, and the Visitors' Centre is on the right.