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Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

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Nice family walk around the pits clean and tidy very quiet good for walking puppies. Several routes... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Eiknarf2004
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Pits.

Fabulous place for all the family to visit. So much wildlife to see and loads of secret hideaways... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
peter s
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St Neots, United Kingdom
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All reviews heron trail bird watching the river cup of tea fresh air nice walk wonderful place second hand books free parking dog poo run around great for dog walking working quarry hot drinks bird life run by volunteers kingfisher hide
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Eiknarf2004
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank peter s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank David S
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,

Thank victorf654
Reviewed 30 August 2018

A wonderful set of woodland and gravel pit side walks to enjoy just off one of the countries major roads. A small visitor centre with parking lots and light refreshments is available.

Thank J B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A lovely place to visit with all types of people. Excellent wildlife and views at every point. A must visit and free too. The centre adds an in keeping centre for information and teas etc

Thank Lindsay T
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Whilst I wish there were fewer dog walkers and that ALL dogs were kept on a lead, this is nonetheless the best nature reserve I went to so far. You're almost guaranteed to see Kingfishers there amongst various other species! My most recent visit was...More

Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We traversed the Heron Trail which is two miles in length and has a number of hides along the way the best being the Kingfisher Hide. I recommend once you reach the river moorings to return to the Visitor Centre or car park due to...More

Thank Warren S
Reviewed 13 August 2018

A large area that after quarrying has filled with water forming several lakes. With trees & meadows it has attracted quite a lot of flora & fauna. There is an information building & many walks, long and shorter. Is free to enter, also toilets available

Thank SPYC
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Visited last week to find yet another fence up at a part of the lakes where once was open and a beautiful view to sit and watch. Why not save yourselves some hassle and effort and just put a fence up at the entrance and...More

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James C
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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James C
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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