Wildlife Trust – Peterborough

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The Wildlife Trust BCN mission is to create a wilder future by protecting and restoring wildlife and wild places across Cambridgeshire for the benefit of both wildlife and people. They have local events, walks, talks, activities for all ages, and volunteering opportunities.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • Being out in nature, you can enjoy peace and quiet, escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
  • Children can build confidence in interacting with the natural world.
  • Volunteers get to meet like-minded people while doing something positive for nature and the local community.

The Trust has eight reserves in Peterborough, and more just outside the city, that are free to access. To ensure nature is still there for us in the future as well as right now, please keep dogs on leads, follow their Reserve Access Guidelines and the Countryside Code. See each reserve’s page for more information about access, open times and more:

You can find out what’s happening in the Peterborough area on this page, which includes links to events, information for schools, and volunteering opportunities.


Volunteering groups meet to do various tasks; contact them to find out what the current opportunities are, or have a browse on the WTBCN Volunteering page.

Additionally, there are a couple of groups for young people:

Youth Rangers of the Fens – Are you aged between 12 and 18 years? Do you have an interest in wildlife or like being outdoors? Are you looking for somewhere to volunteer? Come and join the Youth Ranger scheme. You will visit a range of nature reserves around the area to carry out practical conservation work or wildlife surveys. Find out more here.

Young People’s Forum for wildlife! Are you aged 13-24? Concerned about climate change, biodiversity loss, and local wildlife? Interested in supporting other young people to take action? Have you been inspired by young activists like Greta Thunberg and want to play your part locally in the fight for our planet? Find out more here.

Wilder Schools

Bring your school to nature! Exploring the great outdoors is incredibly worthwhile for all ages and studies show children are happier, healthier and more creative when connected to the natural world. Students will gain knowledge and develop practical skills through programmes linked to the curriculum with a range of engaging, hands-on activities to suit all learning styles. Find out more here.

Visiting the nature reserves is free.

Some events organised by Wildlife Trust require membership and/or a fee to participate; events will have this information listed.

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How to contact

Where to go

Lattersey Local Nature Reserve
301 New Rd
Peterborough PE7 1SZ

Southorpe Meadow
Main St
Stamford PE9 3BX

97 Hoylake Dr
Peterborough PE7 3BD

Stanground Wash
83 North St
Peterborough PE2 8HS

99 Thorpe Rd
Peterborough PE3 6JQ

Woodston Ponds Nature Reserve

Dogsthorpe Star Pit Peterborough PE6 7SW

Southorpe Meadow
Main St
Stamford PE9 3BX

Great Fen
Chapel Road

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