A page from a Nature Journal by Sharon Williamson

A page from a Nature Journal by Sharon Williamson

Nature journaling with Sharon Williamson at Paxton Pits

Location: Paxton Pits Education Centre, Paxton Pits Education Centre, Cambridgeshire, PE19 6ET
Cultivate your curiosity and deepen your connection with the natural world at this guided event at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve with nature journal-keeper Sharon Williamson.

Event details


9:30am - 12:30pm
A static map of Nature journaling with Sharon Williamson at Paxton Pits

About the event

Learn how to start and keep a nature journal on this outdoor workshop, with tips on drawing, writing and recording information from Sharon Williamson. A great opportunity to cultivate your curiosity and deepen your connection with the natural world, and broaden your observational skills at this beautiful reserve. 

The entire session will run outside, therefore in case of bad weather we have a reserve date of Tuesday 1st December 9.30am until 12.30pm.

This session is not suitable for children.

Please ensure you read the 'what to bring' section.

Covid-19 safety measures

Pre-booked tickets only. Please note households need to follow two metres social distancing between families, whilst here.

A clean clipboard will be provided for each participant.

If you have one please also bring your own folding stool or folding lightweight chair to sit on - we will not be going too far from the Environmental Education Centre - possibly to the bird hides. We also have non-folding stools available to borrow. Please contact Debbie on the number below in advance, if you cannot provide a lightweight folding chair or stool.

Please bring a re-useable bottle pre-filled with water, or a flask as we are sorry we currently will not be able to provide drinks here. Please be aware all litter/recycling will need to be taken home with you.

One disabled access toilet will be open in the centre to aid an enhanced cleaning regime throughout the session.

FOR THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE INVOLVED YOU MUST NOT ATTEND this event on the day if you or anyone in your household has symptoms of coronavirus - a high temperature, a new continuous cough or change to your sense of smell or taste. Please also do not attend if you have a sore throat, headache or diarrhoea as these can also be symptoms. Please do not attend if you have coronavirus, or have had in the last 14 days. Also if you live with someone who has symptoms, is waiting for a test result or has tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 14 days or if Track and trace have informed you, you have been in contact with a person who has coronavirus, do not attend.

To support the UK Government track and trace initiative we are collecting contact details at the time of booking. Any contact information you give will be held securely and will be used if needed for track and trace purposes. It will be securely destroyed 21 days after your visit.




£15 members of The Wildlife Trust BCN (plus booking fee)
£20 non-members (plus booking fee)

Additional booking information

Booking essential

Suitable for

Adults, Experts, Beginners

Know before you go


Guide dogs only
Guide dogs only are permitted in the grounds and on this course


Uneven ground and gravel. Please contact Debbie in order we can advise you further,

Wheelchair access

Please contact Debbie in advance to chat further about wheelchair access and parking.

Hearing loop


What to bring

Please wear or bring the following according to the weather. Summer: waterproof coat, long trousers and sleeves (essential), wide-brimmed sun hat, suncream and insect repellent. In the winter: warm waterproof coat, layers of warm clothing, hats, thick socks and gloves.

Please either bring a sketchbook/notebook, if you have one you’d like to use. A5 sketchbooks are available to order - please let us know in advance if you need one. Also bring pencil, pen, and any easily portable materials you might like to use (e.g. coloured pencils, watercolour etc., but consider how easy they are to carry around and use outside); binoculars may be useful, as may a magnifying glass/loupe; phone/camera for grabbing ref pics for later use.

Parking information

Please park in the main car park opposite the Visitors Centre. Please be aware the road outside the education centre is used all day by haulage lorries accessing the quarry, so please take care on the way to and from the car park.

Bicycle parking

Please bring a lock and you can park your bike in the grounds of the Environmental Education Centre


Disabled toilet

Contact us

Debbie McKenzie
Contact number: 07734478475

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