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Ramsey Heights

Abandoned clay pits now a haven for insects and a breeding site for the nationally protected great crested newt

These abandoned clay pits have developed into ponds and pools rich with aquatic plant and insect life. Species such as water stick-insect and several rare species occur here. Nationally protected great crested newts breed in the ponds and the picturesque seed heads of common reedmace line the edges of the ponds.

 

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

Species and habitats

Habitats
Wetland

Nearby nature reserves

Lady's Wood
1 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Upwood Meadows
2 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Raveley Wood
2 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

Nature reserve map

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

Reserve information

Location
4 miles from Ramsey
Ramsey
Cambridgeshire
Map reference
TL 245 848
Best time to visit
Apr
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
5.00 hectares
Walking information
Most areas accessible via wide firm grassy paths. Short stretches of boardwalk
Parking
Grass car park at entrance
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Reserves Manager
Tel: 01954 713500
cambridgeshire@wildlifebcnp.org