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Summer Leys
LNR Type: Rural
County: Northamptonshire
Natural England
Regional Team:
East Midlands
Year of Declaration: 1993
Declaring Authority: Northamptonshire County Council
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Grid Reference: SP 885634
Location: Wollaston - Great Doddington Road. NN29 7TQ
Owned by: Hanson Aggregates leased to Northamptonshire County Council
Managed by: Northamptonshire County Council with the Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust
SSSI Type: Biological
Map: Map (click the image to view the full size version in a new window)
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Follow the brown signs from the A45 between Northampton and Wellingborough or the A509 between Wellingborough and Milton Keynes.
Access to reserve is via car park off the Wollaston - Great Doddington Road.
Visitor facilities: Car park off minor road to Wollaston.
Accessible trails from car park to 3 bird hides.
Information boards
Bird feeding station.
Pond dipping platform.
Dog waste bins.
What to see: Summer Leys is an example of how to create the right conditions for a variety of wildlife. This important wetland within the Upper Nene Valley is made up of flooded gravel pits, flood meadows, species-rich neutral grassland and mature hedges.
Largest breeding colony of tree sparrows in Northamptonshire. A wide variety of wading birds and duck and large numbers of golden plover depending on season.
Summer Leys is one of the best places in Northamptonshire to see the uncommon hairy dragonfly.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust.
The Friends of Summer Leys
Contact Person: Jon Collings
Phone: 01933 272205
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust,
Tel 01604 405285
Website address and other links:
alternatively try and search for Summer Leys Local Nature Reserve

Last updated 25/03/13
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 (click the image to view the full size version in a new window)Children examining pond life


 (click the image to view the full size version in a new window)View of the lake

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