Smooth newt illustration

Smooth newt - Niall Benvie/2020VISION

Stanground Newt Ponds

Nestled among houses, a collection of small ponds and meadow that is a local stronghold for newts

Location

Holylake Drive
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire

OS Map Reference

TL 202 961
A static map of Stanground Newt Ponds

Know before you go

Size
1 hectare

Entry fee

No

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

Rough, undulating mown grass paths

Access

Not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

spring and summer

About the reserve

Visitors who stumble upon this tiny site will find what remains of a wet meadow and pond system that pre-dates the housing estate. Great crested newts and smooth newts share this refuge and it is thought to be one of the best breeding sites in Peterborough.

 Scattered around the site you will find piles of logs and grass clippings, left to provide shelter for the adult newts.

As well as being important for newts, the ponds are home to a range of damselflies and dragonflies. At the height of the summer butterflies will float gently above the meadow.   

Additional information

  • 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

Contact number: 01954 713500

Location map

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