Eye Green LNR
Designated site name: Eye Green LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Fringe Type:  Both
County: CAMBRIDGESHIRE Natural England Area Team: West Anglia (LNR)
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Date of Declaration: 03/05/1996 Declaring Authority: Peterborough City Council
Area (Ha): 11.95 Grid Reference: TF 231 034
Owned By:  Peterborough City Council Managed By:  Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Peterborough Wildlife Trust (BCNP)
Location: Eye Green, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE6 7SZ
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 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: 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: 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': 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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