Stanground Newt Ponds

Type:Nature Reserve

Hoylake Drive, Farcet, PETERBOROUGH, Cambridgeshire, PE7 3BD

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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

- Size: 1 hectare
- Walking trails: Rough, undulating mown grass paths
- Access: Not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs
- Please keep dogs on a lead
- Open at all times
- Best time to visit: spring and summer


Common frog
Great crested newt
Smooth newt

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