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Stanground Newt Ponds

Nestled among houses, a collection of small ponds and meadow that is a local stronghold for newts

Visitors who stumble upon this tiny site will find what remains of a wet meadow and pond system that pre-dates the housing estate. Great crested and smooth newts share this refuge and it is thought to be one of the best breeding sites in Peterborough. 

Scattered around the site you will find piles of logs and grass clippings, left to provide shelter for the adult newts.

As well as being important for newts, the ponds are home to a range of damselflies and dragonflies. At the height of the summer butterflies will float gently above the meadow.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Meadow, Wetland
Species
Common Frog, Great Crested Newt, Smooth Newt

Nearby nature reserves

Stanground Wash
1 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Woodston Ponds
2 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Thorpe Wood
3 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2012

Reserve information

Location
Peterborough
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
Map reference
TL 202 961
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
0.80 hectares
Walking information
Rough, undulating mown grass paths
Parking
Park on Holylake Drive, which is in between the two halves of the reserve
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
No
Reserve manager
Tel: 01733 294543
peterborough@wildlifebcn.org