The nature reserve section, managed by BBOWT, comprises the former limestone quarry: now reverted to scrub, grasslands and small pools, and long established woodland including hazel coppice. There are also some fine pollard and coppice trees along the eastern boundary, including field maple.
|common spotted orchid|
|common twayblade up close|
|forest of twayblades|
Checking the SSSI map, I realised the amazing Ardley Trackways SSSI is neaby too - site of the famous dinosaur footprints. If you are not familiar with the story it is at least worth looking at photos of the footprints, easily viewed via Google. Awesome.