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Woodwalton Marsh

Please note - while horses are grazing Woodwalton Marsh the site is currently closed to visitors. It will be re-opened in October, please contact the Cambourne office to check on 01954 713500.

An anthill covered meadow, home to a wide diversity of flowers and butterflies

Woodwalton Marsh is unimproved, neutral grassland with an unusual plant community for this part of Cambridgeshire. Its orientation and sheltered location make it a rich site for invertebrates. Spring and summer are the best time to visit to see plenty of flowers including cowslips, dropwort, pyramidal orchid and the nationally scarce sulphur clover. Many butterfly species can be seen including comma, marbled white, ringlet and grizzled skipper. In early spring you can hear warblers, such as chiffchaff and whitethroat, singing in scrub as they defend their breeding territories. The many anthills and thick tor-grass provide habitat for common lizard.

Nearby nature reserves

Gamsey Wood
1 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Five Arches Pit
1 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

Reserve information

Location
6 miles North of
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
Map reference
TL 212 811
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
1.00 hectares
Status
County Wildlife Site
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Walking information
A shorth but steep slope at the entrance to the reserve can be slippy in wet weather
Parking
On New Road, Woodwalton park in the layby opposite the site entrance
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Site grazed in summer by horses and may be closed to visitors - check with Trust office
Reserve manager
Tel: 01954 713500
cambridgeshire@wildlifebcn.org