Woodston Ponds

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Woodston Ponds
Woodston Ponds 3.jpg
Type Local Nature Reserve
Location Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
OS grid TL 177 980
Area 8.9 hectares
Managed by Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

Woodston Ponds is an 8.9 hectare Local Nature Reserve between the River Nene and the Nene Valley Railway in Peterborough in Cambridgeshire.[1][2] It is managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.[3]

The site was formerly settling ponds to remove washings from sugar beet. The east side has a lake with water birds such as grey herons, tufted ducks and pochards. In the west there is a reedbed which has pools and channels, with great crested newts and unusual species of water beetle.[3]

There is access by crossing a footbridge over the river from Viersen Platz and turning right along a footpath.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Woodston Ponds". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Map of Woodston Ponds". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Woodston Ponds". Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 

Coordinates: 52°34′05″N 0°15′50″W / 52.568°N 0.264°W / 52.568; -0.264