Paxton Pits includes three areas: a nature reserve that is managed by Huntingdonshire District Council, a watersports zone and an active quarry that is managed by Bardon Aggregates.

Birds have been quick to take advantage of the new wetland habitats created by gravel extraction. As scrub and woodland develops around the pits, other birds move in. Around 70 species breed regularly, with several dozen more spending the winter here. To date, 234 species have been recorded at Paxton Pits although the ‘star’ birds are undoubtedly nightingales.


Postcode: PE19 6ET

Latitude / Longitude: 52.251533, -0.249885

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