Storton's Pits and Duston Mill Meadow
Know before you go
Parking informationPark in Fisherman's car park
Flat overall. Section of surfaced path to viewing platform, other paths soft and uneven in places
Not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril 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.
Duston Mill Meadow is a small but important fragment of wet riverside meadow that is important for butterflies and dragonflies. Wading birds, such as snipe, feed in the exposed wet mud areas and the rare water rail is a regular visitor.