Stoke Bruerne Brick Pits
Know before you go
Fairly accessible, although paths can be very wet
Not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitMarch to June, July to September
About the reserve
This reserve is an old brickworks started after 1792 by the Grand Junction Canal Company to provide material for the canal locks, walls and the Blisworth tunnel. The demise of the brickworks has left a site of considerable variety, with a reed bed, rough and damp grassland, a number of ponds and the redundant side arm of the canal. As well as a variety of plant life, the ponds provide an important habitat for invertebrates, and a number of dragonfly species occur on the reserve. White-legged damselflies have been recorded here, a species which has a very limited distribution in Northamptonshire. The grassland provides cover for a range of small mammals, which also makes it an ideal feeding ground for barn owls.
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.