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Closed 16/02/2023
Langdyke Countryside Trust

A new nature reserve at Christ's College Pits, Helpston

We are delighted to say that we have know reached our target for purchasing this land. Full details including maps at www.langdyke.org.uk
raised of £15,000 target
by 66 supporters
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Closed on 16/02/2023
RCN 1180626


With your help we aim to create a new nature reserve adjacent to the Maxey Cut, securing the future of College Pits as a community asset, for nature and local people; forever.

The site is already rich in wildlife, but with your help it can be even better. We want to create habitats for turtle dove and glow worm; homes for kingfisher, terns and sand martin. And to increase the population of the rare four-spotted moth.

Our plans include three new viewing points (two on the Cut and one from the footpath that runs along the eastern boundary of the site). From these you will be able to look out over the pits, offering the chance to see otters, terns, ducks, egrets and even the occasional osprey! Interpretation boards at each viewpoint will give details of what to see and of the heritage of the site, including its views across to Etton, Glinton and Helpston churches.

We will raise the money to buy the site separately, but need the support of the community to help us pay for the immediate management of the reserve, including the view points and information boards.

For donations over £500 we are offering the opportunity to name a feature of the reserve (such as the viewpoints or specific areas of the reserve) permanently, perhaps as a special gift or to commemorate a loved one. For further details, please contact chair@langdyke.org.uk.

About the charity

Langdyke Countryside Trust

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RCN 1180626
The Langdyke Countryside Trust is a community organisation dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the natural and built heritage around Peterborough and Stamford. The Trust manages nine nature reserves and has a busy programme of work parties, nature surveys, walks and talks.

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