Know before you go
Dangers due to old quarry.
No public access is granted to this nature reserve. Dangers due to old quarry workings, deep open water and large numbers of diseased ash trees (ash dieback). A public bridleway bisects the site and provides views into the nature reserve.
When to visit
Opening timesNo access between April and July
Best time to visitAugust - March
About the reserve
The reserve consists of a steep sided flooded quarry, surrounded by spoil heaps that are now largely covered by wildflower rich open areas, scrub and woodland. The flooded quarry attracts kingfisher, little grebes and peregrine falcons. Eleven different species of bat, including greater and lesser horseshoes and Natterer's, find roosts in the buildings and tunnels.