Ardley Wood Quarry is a natural treasure trove in spring and summer with geological features and medieval earthworks. Warm and sheltered, the site is especially good for butterflies, and has…
Please note: during the Covid-19 pandemic, the majority of our reserves remain open for people to exercise while observing social distancing regulations. When visiting, please observe our guidelines to keep yourself, other people, and wildlife safe.
- Absolutely no fires or BBQs
- Park considerately
- Take your litter home with you
- Stick to paths
- Please keep your dog under close control (preferably on a lead) and pick up dog mess
- Raise awareness and report bad behaviour
Nature reclaimed this worked-out chalk quarry and created an outstanding centre for wildlife, which gives nature-lovers of all ages easy access to an amazing range of wild plants and animals.
A fascinating mosaic of fossil-rich cliffs, fenland with ponds and streams, grassland, scrub and woodland set in an old quarry.
Renowned for its Jurassic fossil interest, this former railway cutting is also a wildlife gem for birds, butterflies and flowers.