Storton’s Pits

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Storton’s Pits


A haven for rare insects and birds.

Stortons Pits

Storton’s Pits

About Storton’s Pits

Storton’s Pits is a 21.9 hectare Local Nature Reserve in Northampton. It is managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. 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.

From late Spring, you’ll find Reed Beetles, and all-year-round you’ll see Water Beetles in the open pools. The terrain is mostly flat, with a section of surfaced path to viewing platforms, whilst other paths may be soft and uneven in places. Due to this, the Pits aren’t currently suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

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01604 405 285

How to get here

Storton's Pits, Northampton, NN5 4AB

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