Storton's Pits credit. Wildlife Trust
Aerial view Sept 2011 Storton's Pits and Duston Mill credit. John Boland
Storton's Pits and Duston Mill Meadow

Storton's Pits and Duston Mill Meadow - Mark Hubbold

An old gravel pit providing a haven for rare insects and birds

Location

Storton's Pits
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN5 4AB

OS Map Reference

SP 728 600
A static map of Storton's Pits

Know before you go

Size
23 hectares

Entry fee

No

Parking information

Park in Fisherman's car park

Grazing animals

Yes

Walking trails

Flat overall. Section of surfaced path to viewing platform, other paths soft and uneven in places

Access

Not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to August, September to February

About the reserve

One of a number of old gravel pits along the Nene Valley, Storton's Pits is important for wetland birds and insects.

An old ditch along the northern edge supports some of the rarest insects in the county.

Reed beetles can be seen from late spring and water beetles can be seem all year round in the open pools.

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. 

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Contact us

Contact number: 01604 405285

Environmental designation

Local Nature Reserve (LNR)

Location map

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Betony at Upwood Meadows June  - c. Robert Enderby

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