Boston Road Brick Pits
Know before you go
Parking informationCars should not obstruct the drive to the adjacent house
Grazing animalsSheep April - September
There is a waymarked route through the reserve
Not suitable for wheelchairs or people with mobility issues
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July
About the reserve
The reserve comprises part of an area of old clay pits with grassland, reedbeds, ponds and orchard. There is good aquatic habitat, with plants such as common reed, yellow water-lily and yellow iris. There is also a wide variety of nesting birds, including spotted flycatcher, reed and sedge warblers, coot and mallard. Finches and buntings are frequent visitors. Meadow brown, gatekeeper and ringlet butterflies may be seen in summer. In autumn red admirals feed on rotting fallen fruit, which also attracts fieldfares and redwings during the early winter months.
Management is primarily designed to maintain the intimate character of the old orchard with its mixture of fruit trees and adjoining broadleaved scrub. The sheltered grass paddocks are maintained by sheep grazing.
Nearest postcode PE11 4NU. Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves.