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New Learning Volunteer Opportunities!

New Learning Volunteer Opportunities!

Nestled in the heart of the Nene Valley, Stanwick Lakes offers a wide-ranging learning programme that aims to educate, involve, and inspire young people in both nature and heritage! As an important part of the Nene Valley Special Protection Area (SPA), a designated...

The myth of the night songstress!

The myth of the night songstress!

We're thrilled to inform of an exciting visitor to Stanwick Lakes Nature Reserve – a Nightingale! For those unfamiliar, the Nightingale is a small, unassuming bird known for its remarkably powerful and beautiful song. Despite the name, literally translating to "night...

It’s Nesting Season at Stanwick Lakes!

It’s Nesting Season at Stanwick Lakes!

It’s bird nesting season! The 2024 season has begun. Our nest boxes are monitored regularly (under license), and updates will feature here. We aim to provide our wonderful nest box sponsors information about the breeding activity talking place on nature reserve at...

80th Anniversary Exhibition of fatal war-time air collision

80th Anniversary Exhibition of fatal war-time air collision

The 22nd February 2024 marks the 80th anniversary of a fatal air collision between two B17 Flying Fortress aircraft, over what is now part of Stanwick Lakes. There will be a free exhibition in the Visitor Centre at Stanwick Lakes from Friday 23rd February until Sunday...

Wellies Recommended! Site open, flooding in areas.

Wellies Recommended! Site open, flooding in areas.

Visitor Information! Tuesday 27th February Flooding remains mostly unchanged from yesterday. Monday 26th February Paths are now open, although high wellies are essential for our 'Nature Ramble' and 'Adventure Trail' paths, and there are still some definite puddles...

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Stanwick Lakes

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Stanwick Lakes

This Mother's Day, celebrate in a memorable way at Stanwick Lakes. Discover a variety of activities tailored to make the occasion unforgettable, from indulging in a tasty afternoon tea to bonding over a mindful pottery painting session or enjoying a shopping...

A round up from the Ranger Team (2023)

A round up from the Ranger Team (2023)

The rangers at Stanwick Lakes have had a brilliant year working alongside our volunteers to improve the site for the people who visit us and the wildlife that call it home. Here are some of the highlights and recaps for the year. Some of the most fun we have as...

Festive Hours at Stanwick Lakes

Festive Hours at Stanwick Lakes

This festive season, as we prepare to celebrate the holidays, we'd like to share our festive hours of operation at Stanwick Lakes. Our Visitor Centre, gift shop, and Café will be open until 2pm on Christmas Eve for those last-minute festive experiences. Our 'Elfish'...

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