Stanground Newt Ponds
Know before you go
Rough, undulating mown grass paths
Not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitspring 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.