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Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

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Little Paxton Lane, St Neots PE19 6ET, England
+44 1480 406795
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Lovely mixed Reserve.

Annual visit to this reserve & sadly we dipped on Nightingales for the 1st time ever! Despite this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wellitsmytake
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Gorgeous

The Heron trail is fine for prams and 5 year old little legs. In the cafe there is a fabulous... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mum121212
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“heron trail” (9 reviews)
“bird watching” (10 reviews)
“the river” (18 reviews)
LOCATION
Little Paxton Lane, St Neots PE19 6ET, England
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+44 1480 406795
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Annual visit to this reserve & sadly we dipped on Nightingales for the 1st time ever! Despite this you have to admire the layout of lakes scrub & Reed beds set against the nearby & still active gravel extraction industry nearby. There also a delightful...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Heron trail is fine for prams and 5 year old little legs. In the cafe there is a fabulous ‘journey stick’ activity kit and binoculars are lent out for a small donation. We went on a blazing bank holiday weekend and the nature was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a little known wonder not far from St.Neot's. Although a predominantly Bird Sanctuary it is well worth a visit for the following reasons: It's Free and wheelchair friendly. You can also take your dogs as long as they are kept on the lead....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A place we regularly visit for a walk with our son and dog. Pleasant surroundings, wildlife to spot and a cafe and toilets available too. We love it there.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the name implies, Paxton Pits Nature Reserve has been developed from disused gravel workings. It is already a good size (almost 80 hectares), with three well-signposted circular nature trails, hides etc. It is scheduled to be developed even further to 280 hectares over several...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Visit for walk around and look at the birds. Peaceful and beautiful. Great for dog walking. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank Vic1207
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

We went on an organised walk but will be going again to do our own thing. Very pleasant centre with second hand books and drinks and snacks. The change in the area since I used to go fishing was remarkable. The quarrying did not seem...More

Thank SRM2491
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely place to go for an afternoon stroll. A disused quarry that has been turned into a nature reserve. A good walk if you have children and dogs and the site is fenced off. So no threat of cars appearing out of...More

1  Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely walking tracks and beautiful scenery along the lakes and through the Woodlands. Me and my wife often visit here and have picnics along the River during the summer.

Thank Dickie D
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Nice walk around nature reserve with too many birds on view to mention. Many options to choose from, seek advice from the coffee shop if you are unsure of which route to take.

Thank Ray D
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Margaret R
5 July 2017|
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Response from PauloB7 |
Hi Margaret, Yes, there are extensive well-surfaced paths near the Visitors' Centre, and a wooden boardwalk. The paths furthest from the Visitors' Centre (nearest the river) are a bit more uneven. The voluntary wardens at... More
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Chris C
13 June 2017|
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Response from 15travels15 | Reviewed this property |
It is probably best to contact the reserve about this but I can tell you it is mostly flat although sometimes on grass so a mobility scooter would be Ok. A bit hard for anyone pushing a wheelchair I should think. You could... More
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Terry C
22 April 2017|
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Response from Brenbig | Reviewed this property |
No there is not a cafe -my advise is to take lunch with you as it is quite a way to walk and lots of little spots to sit and have lunch
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