Barnack Hills and Holes NNR


Arising from the rubble of a mediaeval quarry, Barnack Hills and Holes is one of Britain's most important wildlife sites. Its grassy slopes are home to a profusion of wild flowers and butterflies.

Main habitats: Lowland grassland, scrub

Why visit: Although only 22 hectares in size, the site still represents half of the surviving limestone grassland in Cambridgeshire, and is designated as a Special Area for Conservation (SAC), to protect the orchid rich grassland. Over 300 kinds of wild plant have been found here, including eight species of orchids.
Access: the site is Open Access Land (open to visitors all the year round). There are occasional partial closures for pest control purposes, but these never affect the whole site. During these closures visitors are free to use and enjoy the rest of the site in complete safety.
not suitable for wheelchair access.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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