Lattersey Field LNR
Designated site name: Lattersey Field LNR   View map
LNR Type: Rural Type:  Biological
County: CAMBRIDGESHIRE Natural England Area Team: West Anglia (LNR)
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Date of Declaration: 09/10/1986 Declaring Authority: Fenland District Council
Area (Ha): 11.86 Grid Reference: TL 281 965
Owned By:  Fenland District Council Managed By:  Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Peterborough Wildlife Trust
Location: Whittlesey PE7 1SZ
How to get there: Please check how to get to the LNR e.g. Using Traveline Traveline website or phone 0871 200 22 33 (chargeable call)

By bike or foot follow the New Road cycleroute east out of Whittlesey, past the householders waste depot and turn left, or right, into the reserve.
By bus from Whittlesey or Peterborough to Bellman's Road stop on A605.
By car turn off A605 March to Whittlesey Road into Bellman's Road and turn left at the T junction into New Road past the refuse tip to car park and reserve entrance on right.

Visitor facilities: We advise you to check information about the current visitor facilities before you go to the LNR e.g. through the local authority or managing body's website.

What to see: Originally a clay pit for the brick industry. The reserve forms a wildlife island in a sea of intensively farmed land and housing. It is a mix of reedbed, marsh, open water pools and lakes, grassland, trees and scrub.
The fen vegetation supports a variety of wildlife including water shrews, water voles and many insects such as red-eyed damselflies. Frogs and toads are found in all the pools together with sticklebacks, water scorpion and water stick insects. Twayblade, bee and spotted orchids grow in the older grassland. Bumblebees, butterflies and other insects are attracted by the grassland flowers. The dense scrub provide food and shelter for birds including sparrowhawks and woodcock.

Volunteer and 'Friends': For information about volunteering and 'Friends' groups, please contact the manager and see teh local authority or managing body's website.
Contact the local authority or owner of the LNR for further information - e.g. through the Local authority website.

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