The Wildlife Trust
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.
The map below is for indication purposes only and does not show the Wildlife Trusts definitive land boundary.
Nearby nature reserves
Nature reserve map
Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2012. For indicative purposes does not show exact boundaries.