GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Paxton Pits

3 miles (5 km)

Visit this delightful nature reserve in Little Paxton and enjoy a series of well laid out, waterside walking trails. The paths run around a series of pretty ponds and lakes with a riverside stretch along the River Great Ouse to enjoy too. There's nearly 200 acres to explore with habitats including meadow, reedbed, scrub and woodland. It's great for wildlife with a heronry plus nightingales and cormorants to look out for.
There's two, short waymarked trails to follow around the site. The Heron Trail runs for about 2 miles with a surfaced path for the first mile. The circular trail visits two bird hides where you can watch the Cormorants and Herons roosting on the islands. The 1.5 mile Meadow Trail visits the southern part of the reserve. You'll pass lakes and meadows with a variety of wildflowers such as Wild Roses and Hawthorn blossom.
The Ouse Valley Way runs through the reserve so you can pick this up to extend yor walk. If you head south along the river you will soon come to St Neots. Head north and you will come to Godmanchester and Huntingdon.

Paxton Pits Postcode

PE19 6EY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Paxton Pits OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Paxton Pits Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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