Description and Walk
Paxton pits has been a gravel quarrying area for some centuries, and quarrying work is done near the site of the nature reserve even today. As with many former quarries the pits left behind from the excavations have been filled with water to create a site of natural beauty, and a wildlife habitat.
According to the Paxton Pits' Google listing:
Paxton Pits Nature Reserve is a rich mosaic of wildlife habitats covering 78 hectares of lakes, riverside, meadow, reedbed, scrub and woodland. It is situated in the Great Ouse valley between St Neots and Huntingdon, and run by the Friends of Paxton Pits and Huntingdonshire District Council.
Our video, below, shows a circular walk which takes about 1 hr 20 mins, but there are several trails to follow, and you can walk for longer or for less time as you choose.
The Visitor Centre supplies free way-marked guides.
We highly recommend Paxton Pits as a place to visit.