To protect and enhance the Ely’s wild spaces for the benefit of wildlife and the local community.’


With its spectacular cathedral, gentle pace of life, and delightful riverside setting, Ely is a special place to live. But its rapid growth has put increasing pressure on the city’s remaining wild spaces. The quiet backwaters of Roswell Pits and the nearby wetlands and meadows along the River Great Ouse are now some of the last fragments of nature around Ely. The area is so important nationally it’s recently been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

To help to protect this and other wild spaces around Ely the group Ely Wildspace was formed. This is a voluntary group, made up of local residents from Ely and the surroundings villages.

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