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Fir Hill Quarry

Fir Hill Quarry is a small chalk pit

The reserve is on the line of the old marine cliff that formed the eastern edge of the chalk before the Ice Ages. There is a fine view over the Marsh to the sea from the road. The road is an extension of Barton Street, a prehistoric trackway that follows the edge of the chalk Wolds from the Humber to the Wash. The chalk pit has been quarried at two levels. The upper level is wooded with ash and wych elm, although most of the latter has succumbed to Dutch elm disease. The lower level has grassy banks, with salad burnet, marjoram, wild basil, pyramidal orchid, common spotted-orchid and other chalk plants. Like most flowery chalk pits it is a haven for most of the common butterflies. Management consists largely of scrub control and mowing.
 

Nearest postcode: LN11 8FS

Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves. Please use the maps provided here to locate the entrance to the reserve.

Nearby nature reserves

Legbourne Wood
1 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Muckton Wood
2 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Rigsby Wood
6 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Situated on the west side of the road between Little Cawthorpe and Muckton.
Louth
Lincolnshire
Map reference
TF 362828
Great for...
butterflies
wildflowers
Best time to visit
Apr - Aug
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
0.40 hectares
Access
Yes

Contact the Trust for access information.
Walking information
Please do not climb the scree slopes of loose chalk
Parking
Limited parking at roadside
Dogs
No dogs allowed
Grazing animals
No
Reserve manager
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01507 526667
info@lincstrust.co.uk

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