This orchid-rich grassland is on the site of 19th Century lime workings. Kilns, spoil mounds, tracks and a small quarry can still be seen. Orchids, including fragrant orchid and greater butterfly orchid, thrive in these impoverished soils.
- Orchids and other wildflowers
- Butterflies and other insects
- Rural history and archaeology
Best time to visit?
- Jun – Jul for orchids
- Summer for plants and insects
- Winter for archaeology
During the summer, the wildflowers attract large numbers of pollinating insects, including the Scotch argus.