Ramsey Heights

Great Fen - Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre

Ramsey Heights

Abandoned clay pits now a haven for insects and a breeding site for the nationally protected great crested newt

Location

4 miles from Ramsey
Ramsey
Cambridgeshire

OS Map Reference

TL 245 848
A static map of Ramsey Heights

Know before you go

Size
5 hectares

Entry fee

No

Parking information

Grass car park at entrance

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

Most areas accessible via wide firm grassy paths. Short stretches of boardwalk

Access

Yes

Dogs

On a lead

Facilities

Visitor centre
Toilets

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Anytime

About the reserve

These abandoned clay pits have developed into ponds and pools rich with aquatic plant and insect life.

Species such as water stick-insect and several rare species occur here. Nationally protected great crested newts breed in the ponds and the picturesque seed heads of common reedmace line the edges of the ponds.   

Additional information

  • The Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre at Ramsey Heights is one of our key centres of activity. Find out more here.
  • Scroll down to see the reserve boundary. Please note the boundary map is for indication purposes only and does not show the Wildlife Trusts definitive land boundary. 

FOR ANY MEDIA ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT OUR COMMUNICATIONS TEAM:   communicationsteam@wildlifebcn.org or 01954 713500 and ask for comms team.

Contact us

Reserves Manager
Contact number: 01954 713500

Environmental designation

County Wildlife Site

Location map

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