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This is just one of over 200 reserves and wildlife hot-spots featured on the Nature of Dorset. Find out where this site is, what it is like and what you can see there below.
A disused stone quarry providing a dramatic landscape, wonderful views and abundant nature interest.
|Name of Location||King Barrow Quarry Nature Reserve|
|Highlights||Butterflies, Chalk grassland flora|
|Diversity||High (150-200 species)|
|OS Map Reference||SY690728|
|Quarries||A disused quarry with steep sides, rough ground and loose stones||
Although quarrying activities will have probably stopped before an area is designated a nature reserve the legacy of mineral extraction processes can leave a number of hazards. Always take care in old quarries, numerous traps exist from hidden hole to steep drops to loose surfaces, even abandoned mining equipment and buildings.
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