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Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

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Address: Little Paxton Lane, St Neots PE19 6ET, England
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Beautiful, clean - great for a long stroll

I love taking a stroll through this nature reserve - it's my favourite in the area. It's always really clean - plenty of places to sit. bird watching facilities. Love Love Love... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bedford, England, United Kingdom

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Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love taking a stroll through this nature reserve - it's my favourite in the area. It's always really clean - plenty of places to sit. bird watching facilities. Love Love Love it!!

Thank Brenbig
St Neots, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Feeling the urge and need for a long walk, my daughter and I set off for a relaxing stroll around the reserve. Peaceful atmosphere, beautiful nature and lovely long trails to follow. We stopped halfway round for a needed sit down and enjoyed our packed lunch whilst listening to the beautiful sounds of the many birds. Time passed so quickly,... More 

Thank Julia C
St Neots, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for a day out with lots of things to see including lots of birds and animals. Also it is a great place to go for a hike.

Thank Emerald_niamh
St Neots, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very pleasant area to walk around, with Lakes and riverside areas. Part of the area is still a working pit, but can still be walked around. Small visitor centre that does a nice cuppa at a very reasonable price.

1 Thank DerekP66
St Neots, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, calm, bird filled and joyous place to stroll and have tea and very good hot chocolate in the cafe.

Thank Virginia S
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57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I have been visiting Paxton Pits for years, enjoying walks around the pits and along the riverside. It feels as though you are a long way from the town though in reality its only a short drive from St Neots and a walk from Little Paxton village. There is parking available and good paths , though they can get muddy... More 

Thank Tina F
St Neots, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This Nature Reserve, signposted from the St. Neots/Little Paxton junction of the A1 comprises a diverse, well managed habitat teaming with wildlife....birds, butterflies, damselfies, otters and a profusion of wild flowers. It is probably best known for its regular migrant population of Nightingales which can be seen and heard singing in April/May. There is a well equipped Visitors' Centre serving... More 

2 Thank Paul D
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Go here all the time for relaxing walks. Lovely little visitors centre, lots of excellent hides and viewing points.

Thank Sarah M
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Have been visiting this nature reserve for dog walks for years and i love it here. The volunteers work tirelessly to keep the pits going. It makes for a lovely walk with lots of nature, a tranquil lake to relax by and do visit the cafe for a hot or cold drink and snacks after! Staff are so friendly and... More 

Thank Hancock94
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017

It doesn't matter what the weather is like, there is always soemthing to see here. Its a great haven for wildlife. My favourite spot is if you head straight down to the river and just as the path turns a sharp left for the ouse valley way, keep going straight to the river. Sit on the bank there. Its so... More 

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