Summer Leys Nature Reserve, Wollaston

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#6 of 12 in Wildlife in Northamptonshire
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  • The reserve is on the Great Doddington to Wollaston road not far from the A45. It is run by The Wildlife Trust and they look after it very well. Prior to them doing so there were gravel pits here. The...  more »
  • A beautiful and peaceful lake with numerous bird watching hides dotted around the perimeter walk. We saw lapwings, cormorants, grebes, bullfinches and a weasel, as well as the swans, ducks, gulls and ...  more »
  • This nature reserve is a truly beautiful to visit and I would highly recommend it to those who are looking for a nice, long walk in the local area. A butterfly meadow, wet marshlands and grassy areas ...  more »
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  • This is a good nature reserve, though it has few facilities beyond a car park and some really nice hides. Good for a walk or for birdwatching, there's normally plenty to see on the ponds and scrapes. It can get muddy down the far end so it's stout shoes, boots or wellies but the old railway line provides dry walking and some good views over farmland. Speaking as someone who is involved with conservation work parties locally but not here, the site is well maintained and the habitats are diverse. I always enjoy a walk around. Quite popular, so the car park can get full.
  • Lovely peaceful park set between Doddington and Wollaston not far from the water mill. Good for dog walking and also popular with birdwatchers as there are several hides looking out over the lakes. Free parking.
  • Lovely quiet walk around nature reserve with various bird hides to pause in and watch from. Part of walk follows dismantled railway line. No public convenience though!
  • A VERY GOOD PLACE TO WALK ROUND WITH HRAD PATHS SUITABLE FOR DISABLED AND PLENTY OF WILD LIFE4
  • I enjoy Summer Keys. It's well maintained and very pretty. I run there often and enjoy the wildlife in abundance. What I don't enjoy is the amount of litter in the car park. Today I collected a carrier bag full of junk food wrappers. Most depressing.
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