Ditchford Lakes and Meadows (Nene Wetlands)
Know before you go
Rough grass paths, flat overall. Some areas soft and muddy, especially in the winter
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitMay to July
About the reserve
Part of the Upper Nene Valley Special Protection Area, this complex of old gravel pits, grassland and scrub is very important for breeding and wintering birds. Areas of the lakes are surrounded by mature scrub, mainly willow, and provide perfect shelter for a range of wildlife. Listen out for the distinctive call of Cetti's warblers from the scrub around the smaller lake.
Otters are frequent visitors to Ditchford Lakes - look out for their footprints in the wet mud. Grass snakes are often seen basking in the sun on the paths during warm mornings.
Take a look at some photos of Ditchford Lakes and Meadows reserve on Oliver Andrews Flickr page.
The map below is for indication purposes only and does not show the Wildlife Trusts definitive land boundary.