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Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

High St, Little Paxton, Saint Neots PE19 6ET, UK

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About Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

Paxton Pits Nature Reserve is a rich area of wildlife habitats in the heart of the Ouse Valley covering 78 hectares of lovely lakes, riverside, meadow, reedbed, scrub, grassland and woodland. It offers a great learning experience for visiting education and community groups as well as families - including a chance to get up close to local wildlife on the surrounding nature reserve throughout the year.

Attractions near Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

St Neots Museum2.89km from Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

St Neots Museum is a friendly local museum Housed in a former police station and court building, telling the story of a busy market town on the River Ouse, from prehistoric times to the present day. It is also home to the original goal cells where prisoners were detained and local history including the story of the railroad that reshaped the town in 1851 and local domestic life as it’s changed over the ages.

Riverside Miniature Railway3.37km from Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

The Riverside Miniature Railway (RMR) is situated in Riverside Park, in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Founded by Ivan Hewlett, the railway is run on a not-for-profit, community basis.  One of the iconic attractions in this area and you can spend a good time there.

Buckden Towers4.78km from Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

This was an important residence belonging to the powerful Bishops of Lincoln. The first residence at Buckden would have been built of wood. Around 1225 Bishop Hugh de Wells built a new house of stone. The site was protected by a curtain wall and moat. Within the substantial courtyard and outer yard, comfortable accommodation and facilities, including a chapel, a churchyard, an orchard, and a park, were provided for the bishops and their entourages.

Brampton Wood Nature Reserve6.95km from Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

Brampton Wood SSSI is a 133-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Cambridgeshire, owned and managed by The Wildlife Trusts for Beds, Cambs & Northants as a nature reserve. You can spend many hours roaming the trails and verdant spaces here at Brampton Reserve.  One of the peaceful area which offers a natural living in the centre of woods.

Grafham Water7.4km from Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

A beautiful and small lake which was created in 1965 to provide people with drinking water and was immediately colonized by wildlife. The nature reserve surrounds the western side of the reservoir and contains ancient and plantation woodlands, grasslands, and wetland habitats such as reedbeds, willow, and open water. It is also one of the prime bird-watching sites in the county, with rarer visitors such as osprey and the occasional Slavonian grebe and so more.

Hinchingbrooke House9.12km from Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

Hinchingbrooke House is an English stately home in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, now part of Hinchingbrooke School.  This Tudor country house built around an early 13th-century nunnery.  Located in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire it has now a stunning wedding and events venue.   With its historical features and exclusive use of the extensive grounds and rooms it is the perfect place for all of life’s celebrations.

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