At Paxton Pits Nature Reserve we have 75 hectares of meadows, woodland, farmland, gravel pits and ponds to explore. Schools and groups are very welcome to visit for walks and activities and can be accompanied by rangers. There are 15 hectares of land under Countryside Stewardship, part of which are arable fields farmed in a wildlife-friendly way. Heavy horses and vintage tractors are used as much as possible for drilling, harvesting and ploughing. We have beetle banks, wild bird cover areas and stubbles for birds and animals to feed on. Harvest mice, barn owls, kestrels, foxes and much more are benefiting from this area.