Saturday, 16 May 2015

Focus On: Lea Quarry Walk

Distance: 3km

Duration: 1 hour

Start Point: Presthope NT Car Park

Difficulty: Medium

Description: An enjoyable circular walk with great opportunities for fossil-hunting and wildlife-watching. This route runs alongside Lea Quarry, with the path following the ridge between the quarry workings on one side and the steep scarpe slope on the other. Limestone exposures above the quarry shed lots of fossils, so please do not remove material from the rock faces. During the spring and summer flowers line the sides of the path and it is a haven for butterflies and other insects. The path drops down to Blakeway Coppice and follows a wide ride through towering Beech trees back towards the car park.

A map of the walk is available on the information board in the Presthope Car Park.

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