Know before you go
Grazing animalsSite grazed July – Sept
A short but steep slope at the entrance to the reserve can be slippy in wet weather
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitSummer
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.