Description and Walk
Felmersham Gravel Pits is a really nice, slightly secluded place to stroll around with plenty of geese and ducks living and breeding amongst the tree islands in the middle of the water filled pits.
Aside from the manmade lakes there is grassland, scrub and broadleaved woodland, which is home to a good deal of wildlife, including cormorants, goosanders, stoats and possibly mink (we only caught a fleeting glimpse) as well.
Something of a hidden gem, in our view, this 21.6-hectare site, positioned between Felmersham and Sharnbrook in Bedfordshire, is classed as an area of special scientific interest. If you do a circuit of the site you will have to exit via a low style at one point and come back in via a gate. This is fine, as you will still be strolling in nearby fields.
Felmersham Gravel Pits is managed by Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambs and Northants.
The site is split into two parts by a road called ‘Causeway.’ The small parking area that is available is generally ample for the tiny number of non-local visitors.