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Woodston Ponds

Glorious riverside ponds and reedbed rich in wildlife

Previously managed by British Sugar, the ponds were used as settling ponds that took the washings from the sugar beet. The ponds are now leased to the Wildlife Trust on a 999-year agreement.

The site is split into two halves. On the west side there is a reedbed that provides homes to many birds such as reed warbler and reed bunting. The pools and channels within the reedbed are home to great crested newt and some uncommon species of water beetle. Surrounding the reedbed is a circular boardwalk for easy access.

On the east side of the site there is a small lake that can be viewed by leaving the boardwalk and following the track to the viewing platform. From here you can comfortably view the wildlife. Grey herons can be regularly seen patrolling the edges while the open water is used by many species of ducks.

 

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

Nearby nature reserves

Thorpe Wood
1 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Stanground Wash
2 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Stanground Newt Ponds
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
Wharf Road
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
Map reference
TL 175 979
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
10.00 hectares
Living Landscape schemes
Nene Valley
Walking information
Bare earth, grass path, and new boardwalk
Parking
Park on Wharf Road. Walk over railway and follow path to Woodston Ponds.
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Tel: 01733 687515
peterborough@wildlifebcn.org

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