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Norwood Road

Norwood Road has re-opened after recent flooding. Some areas remain wet and slippery so please take extra care.

A precious wildlife refuge sheltered in the heart of a fenland town.

This reserve was originally several cottages and a railway 'borrow pit' from which ballast was removed. The pit has flooded to create a deep pool, and the gardens reverted to natural grass. A variety of wildlife habitats exist here, including marsh, open water and hawthorn scrub.

The water attracts coot, moorhen and mallard, as well as sedge and reed warblers nesting in the reeds. Newts use the cottage rubble for winter hibernation. Other species you might see include grass snake, narrow buckler-fern, adder's-tongue fern and, at dusk in summer, noctule bats.

 

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

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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
400m north of railway station
March
Cambridgeshire
Map reference
TL 417 980
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
2.60 hectares
Status
County Wildlife Site
Walking information
There is an extensive boardwalk around much of the site, which can be very wet.
Parking
Park on Norwood Road and enter through the gate
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
Tel: 01954 713500
cambridgeshire@wildlifebcn.org