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


10:00am - 1:00pm
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. Sessions run monthly - you can attend once or attend regularly and watch the seasons change!

The entire session will run outside.

This session is not suitable for children.

BCN member and non member ticket options with or without an A5 sketchbook selected by Sharon.

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. This session will be open to five participants only.

A clean clipboard will be provided for each participant.

We will have non-folding stools available to borrow. If you prefer you can bring your own folding stool or folding lightweight chair to sit on. 

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. Alternatively you will be assigned your own toilet cubicle and tap.

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 diarrhea 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.



Phone number



£12 members of The Wildlife Trust BCN (plus booking fee)
£15 non-members (plus booking fee)
£13 members of The Wildlife Trust BCN with sketch pad included (plus booking fee)
£16 non members with sketch pad included (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. Alternatively A5 sketchbooks are available to order as part of the ticket - select this ticket option on booking. 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


Accessible toilet

Contact us

Debbie McKenzie
Contact number: 07734478475