A mixture of wetland, grassland and woodland with a surprising wealth of wildlife
This combination of newly created green spaces and existing habitats demonstrates how wildlife can be accommodated in a new village and how it can help to enhance life for all residents. You may be surprised by the amount of wildlife there is to find here, from badgers in the woodland to great crested newts in the ponds. Crow Hill in the reserve is particularly good for farmland birds, such as skylarks and corn buntings, and wetland birds enjoy the newly established lakes.
The grassland areas have been sown with wildflower seeds and are alive with butterflies and other insects in the summer, while brilliantly coloured dragonflies chase around the ponds. The community orchard features rare and local fruit varieties including the Cambridge Gage plum and Chivers Delight apples. They are planted in blocks with similar flowering times to encourage cross pollination.
This site is part of the West Cambridgeshire Hundreds Living Landscape Scheme.
Fishing is permitted on Lake Ewart only and is run by Cambourne Fishing Club. Permits and rod licenses must be purchased in advance.
Leaflets and maps can be found in the downloads box below right.
The map below is for indication purposes only and does not show the Wildlife Trusts definitive land boundary.
Species and habitats
Nearby nature reserves
Nature reserve map
Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2012. For indicative purposes does not show exact boundaries.