Woodwalton Marsh

Pat Doody

Woodwalton Marsh

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


New Road

OS Map Reference

TL 212 81
A static map of Woodwalton Marsh

Know before you go

1 hectare

Entry fee


Grazing animals

Site grazed July – Sept


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


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit


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)