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Eye Green
 
LNR Type: Urban Fringe
County: Cambridgeshire
Natural England
Regional Team:
East of England
Year of Declaration: 1996
Declaring Authority: Peterborough City Council
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: TF 230 034
Location: Eye Green, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE6 7SZ
Owned by: Peterborough City Council
Managed by: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Peterborough Wildlife Trust (BCNP)
SSSI Type: Biological & Geological
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: By road take the turning for Eye Green off the A47, at the first roundabout take the third exit, The reserve has its own car park overlooking the lake. On foot there is a pedestrian footbridge over the A47 from High Street in Eye.
By bike or on foot from Peterborough city centre, follow the Green Wheel to Eye village. Follow the cycle route along High Street to the bridge over the A47 which brings you to the entrance of the reserve.
Buses from Queensgate to Eye High Street and get off at Toscanini's Restaurant and walk along the High Street and over the A47 bridge to the entrance.
Visitor facilities: Circular tarmac path around the main lake. Brick path with steps around finger lakes.
Main part is accessible to all users including wheelchairs and pushchairs. Adjacent to cyclepath.
Education pack for schools and free introductory visit. Wildlife Trust Education Service for accompanied school visits.
Information boards. Car park. Regular events - contact Wildlife Trust for details
What to see: Old brick workings and now a large lake fringed in places by reeds and scrub. The once bare land has developed into a mix of habitats including grassland.
Dense beds of reedmace and common reed in shallow water provide cover for water birds such as coot and moorhen and support a wide range of invertebrates. The grassland has many flowers including common knapweed and wild carrott with disturbed ground supporting poppies and fumitary. The flowers provide nectar for insects including red admiral and meadow brown butterflies, bumblebees and hoverflies. Dense scrub provides cover for nesting birds like dunnock and great tit. Emperor and other dragonflies and damselflies are common in summer.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Volunteer with The Wildlife Trust
www.wildlifebcn.org/volunteer
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: The Wildlife Trust,
Reserve manager
Tel: 01733 294543
Email peterborough@wildlifebcn.org
or
Cambourne office on 01954 713500
Email membership@wildlifebcn.org
alternatively try
Peterborough City Council
Tel -(01733) 747474
or complete their online enquiry form

Website address and other links: www.wildlifebcn.org/reserves/eye-green-brick-pit
or
www.peterborough.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/parks,_trees_and_open_spaces/nature_reserves_and_wildlife/eye_green.aspx
alternatively try
www.peterborough.gov.uk
www.wildlifebcn.org and search for Eye Green Local Nature reserve



Last updated 20/02/13
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