Woodwalton Marsh

Pat Doody

Woodwalton Marsh

An anthill-covered meadow, home to a wide diversity of flowers and butterflies

Location

New Road
Woodwalton
Huntingdon

OS Map Reference

TL 212 81
A static map of Woodwalton Marsh

Know before you go

Size
1 hectare

Entry fee

No

Grazing animals

Site grazed July – Sept

Access

A short but steep slope at the entrance to the reserve can be slippy in wet weather

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Summer

About the reserve

Woodwalton Marsh is unimproved, neutral grassland with an unusual plant community for this part of Cambridgeshire. Its orientation and sheltered location make it a rich site for invertebrates. Spring and summer are the best time to visit to see plenty of flowers including cowslips, dropwort, pyramidal orchid and the nationally scarce sulphur clover. Many butterfly species can be seen including comma, marbled white, ringlet and grizzled skipper. In early spring you can hear warblers, such as chiffchaff and whitethroat, singing in scrub as they defend their breeding territories. The many anthills and thick tor-grass provide habitat for common lizard.   The map below is for indication purposes only and does not show the Wildlife Trusts definitive land boundary.

Contact us

Contact number: 01954 713500

Environmental designation

County Wildlife Site
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)