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Old Burghclere Lime Quarry

Abandoned lime workings, now a refuge for rare flowers and butterflies

This steep sided quarry has provided ideal conditions for many rare plants specialised to chalky rough ground. The steep sides around the quarry mean that it is sheltered and warm which has resulted in good populations of butterflies. Small blue butterflies can be found at this site, whose caterpillars feed on kidney vetch

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland

Nearby nature reserves

Headley Gravel Pit
4 miles - Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust
Greenham and Crookham Commons
5 miles - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust
Avery's Pightle
5 miles - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
2.5 miles south of Burghclere
Burghclere
Hampshire
Map reference
SU 472 574
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
8.00 hectares
Access
Permit required

Permit required, please contact the Trust. There is a circular walk around the site, which can be uneven and steep in places. The path may become slippery in wet conditions. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Walking information
There is a circular walk around the site, which can be uneven and steep in places. The path may become slippery in wet conditions
Parking
In Old Burghclere where the road bends sharply to the right (in front of the church), turn left into the little road and park on the verge
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01489 774400
feedback@hiwwt.org.uk