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Doghouse Grove

Once fishing ponds for monks, now a secluded spinney

This tiny site was once home to a series of fishponds used by local monks. Early last century it was planted with ash trees to be used for their timber, and has developed into a secluded spinney. Visitors can explore the short and winding path amongst the trees and in wetter times of the year will still be able to make out the ponds themselves. In the spring a good display of daffodils betray a little of the site's less-wild heritage and the bright orange berries of lords-and-ladies will last well into the summer.

 

The map below is for indication purposes only and does not show the Wildlife Trusts definitive land boundary.

Nearby nature reserves

Roswell Pits
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Ouse Washes
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Nature reserve map

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2012. For indicative purposes does not show exact boundaries.

Reserve information

Location
6 miles south west of Ely near Wilburton
Ely
Cambridgeshire
Map reference
TL 480 745
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
0.80 hectares
Walking information
Narrow path, slope at entrance, narrow log bridges
Parking
Park on road on B1049 to Cottenham, just past garden centre
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Tel: 01954 713500
cambridgeshire@wildlifebcn.org