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Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

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Good for a afternoon or morning walk.

If the weather is permitting you could have quite a nice walk there around the lakes. There is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
magicboys
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St Neots, United Kingdom
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Something different every visit

I visit the pits at Paxton on a regular basis. The choice of trails and habitats means you can see... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Jane B
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St Neots, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If the weather is permitting you could have quite a nice walk there around the lakes. There is a little cafe that was not always open and a hide looking at one of the lakes if I remember correctly is not as good as some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank magicboys
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

I visit the pits at Paxton on a regular basis. The choice of trails and habitats means you can see something different each time you visit. The gravelled paths are pretty much all on the flat so walking is easy going, the choice is about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jane B
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Free parking and free toilets at the visitor centre. A couple of walks to choose from, an hour to do the meadow walk and an hour and a half to do the heron walk. We took the dog and had a lovely walk, kept him...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jacky H
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Beautiful lakes and forest patches along a number of walking paths, perfect for walking and hiking (some of the pats can be muddy in wet weather). Home to many species of birds - there are a few bird observatories along the way. Free parking and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank A A
Reviewed 7 November 2018

As above on any day of the week you can take in the changing nature and tree follage the lakes a great walk around with all families members 👍.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Loll R
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This is an excellent site run mainly by volunteers. The bird Hides are brilliant and spacious, giving, as one would expect, good clear views over the pools. The bird life is varied, with Cormorants, Grebe, Species of ducks, Terns, Kingfishers etc. Many other visiting birds...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank islwynp
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Nice family walk around the pits clean and tidy very quiet good for walking puppies. Several routes to follow good nature trails

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eiknarf2004
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Fabulous place for all the family to visit. So much wildlife to see and loads of secret hideaways for the children Cafe on site is very well kept and clean a with lovely staff

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank peter s
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Am amazing collection of flooded gravel pits creating a massive nature reserve. Birds, butterflies and so much more.. Great walk with the dog.. Place to teach the kids..bird hides..river walk.. Real family time..not a WiFi!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank J4668EDdavids
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Kingfishers! Close to the hide...magnificent, marvellous experience for ourselves and our grandchildren. The Centre staff are friendly and helpful, and the area is working hard to make all areas as as accessible as possible for all,

Date of experience: August 2018
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cheekoreeko
6 August 2018|
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Response from PauloB7 |
Hi, walking from the main river bridge in St Neots to the edge of the reserve is about 3km, with a further 1/2 km to the Visitors' Centre. It's along the Ouse Valley Way, which is a good path and well-signposted. Search... More
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cheekoreeko
6 August 2018|
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Response from PauloB7 |
Hi, walking from the main river bridge in St Neots to the edge of the reserve is about 3km, with a further 1/2 km to the Visitors' Centre. It's along the Ouse Valley Way, which is a good path and well-signposted. Search... More
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Liane H
2 August 2018|
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Response from cavendish64 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know yes, we met a few cyclists on our walk
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