Paxton Pits Nature Reserve


75 hectares of gravel pits, meadows, scrub and woodland next to the River Great Ouse. There is a wealth of wildlife to enjoy all year round, and a network of marked paths. During May there are large numbers of Nightingales and many species of orchid in the meadows. The Visitor Centre has a children’s corner, with activities and a nature table, including mammoth finds from the quarry. 

Getting there: Car – 35 minutes (19 miles) on A428. Train – St Neots it is 2 miles from the station along the Ouse Valley Way. 

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