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 managed by Huntingdonshire District Council, and is supported by the Friends of Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, which organises events and activities to raise funds that improve facilities for people and habitat for wildlife.

The Reserve is open to the public all day, every day. The Visitors’ Centre is open most days, where Voluntary 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’.

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