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Stanground Wash

A wetland reserve with its own distinctive habitat.

Cut off from the rest of the washes by a busy railway line and enclosed by parallel floodbanks, this reserve has its own distinct habitat. This area of washland is flooded each winter providing a winter refuge for waterfowl and nesting space for waders. In the summer, it is grazed.

The network of deep and shallow ditches host rare beetles and, along the southern margin of the reserve, the river contains nationally scarce plants such as fringed water-lily and grass-wrack pondweed, and spined-loach, a rare European fish.

The site is very good for birds, so sit awhile with your binoculars and you might be lucky enough to hear snipe, redshank and sandpipers, or catch a glimpse of a peregrine as it stirs alarmed waders into flight.

 

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

Nearby nature reserves

Stanground Newt Ponds
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

Nature reserve map

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

Reserve information

Location
Wessex Close
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
Map reference
TL 208 975
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
26.00 hectares
Living Landscape schemes
Nene Valley
Walking information
Some paths not well used and quite faint. Site can be muddy and wet on the wash but dry on the embankment. Do not stray onto the railway line
Parking
Car park on unsurfaced track off Wessex Close
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
yes
Reserve manager
Tel: 01733 687515
peterborough@wildlifebcn.org