Woodston Ponds

Type:Nature Reserve

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 9PS

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Previously managed by British Sugar, these were used as settling ponds that took the washings from the sugar beet. The ponds are now leased to the Wildlife Trust on a 999-year agreement. The site is split into two halves. On the west side there is a reedbed that provides homes to many birds, such as the reed warbler and the reed bunting. The pools and channels within the reedbed are home to great crested newt and some uncommon species of water beetle. Surrounding the reedbed is a circular boardwalk for easy access.

On the east side of the site there is a small lake which can be viewed by leaving the boardwalk and following the track to the viewing platform. From here you can comfortably view the wildlife. Herons can be regularly seen patrolling the edges, while the open water is used by many species of duck, including the tufted and pochard variety.

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