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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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Nature Trail

We traversed the Heron Trail which is two miles in length and has a number of hides along the way... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Warren S
,
Chester, United Kingdom
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A reflective Area

A large area that after quarrying has filled with water forming several lakes. With trees & meadows... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
SPYC
,
Hastings, New Zealand
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“heron trail” (9 reviews)
“bird watching” (9 reviews)
“the river” (17 reviews)
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Little Paxton Lane, St Neots PE19 6ET, England
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+44 1480 406795
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"heron trail"
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"bird watching"
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"the river"
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"cup of tea"
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"fresh air"
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"nice walk"
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"wonderful place"
in 4 reviews
"second hand books"
in 4 reviews
"free parking"
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"dog poo"
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"run around"
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"great for dog walking"
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"hot drinks"
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"bird life"
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"little gem"
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"beautiful reserve"
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited earlier today parking in the small car park which is free to use. Reception is nearby with toilets and a small shop. We took our dogs on one of the several choices of nature trails available,the river,kingfisher and heron trails being 3 I...More

Thank shane s
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

While we were staying at St Neots we took the opportunity to visit Paxton Pits Nature Reserve and what a wonderful couple of hours we spent strolling round the lake visiting bird hides and generally soaking up the atmosphere of this step into the natural...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Excerlant nature resurve, loads of walks, things to see. And tea rooms. Lots of books to look things you have seen when walking round.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Great place to walk the dogs and relax. Well marked trails, lots of information in the visitors centre and lots of regular events

Thank sallyf449
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Used to live in Little Paxton many moons ago so decided to have a wander round the nature reserve as it was just working pits back in the day. Really nice walks, plenty of birds on the various filled in pits and hides for the...More

Thank cambs01
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

This is a lovely place to walk with lots of birds and lakeside views. The walk is flat and easy to navigate with a wheel chair or a pushchair and there is a very cheap guide sold by a very friendly volunteer to tell you...More

Thank DREGS
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Paxton is one of my favourite reserves - especially this time of the year. I'm a wildlife photographer and now (June - September)is a great time to see Dragonflies. They can be found all over the reserve but the meadow trail is particularly good. Look...More

Thank Hugobian
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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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