King Barrow Quarry Nature Reserve

You can't lose with King Barrow Quarry; not only are there wonderful flowers and insects you get the most amazing views of the Dorset coastline along with a bit of industrial and social history for good measure. High summer is the best time to visit for the flowers and the butterflies. This reserve is right on the highest part of Portland so you need a nice day weather-wise!

Alongside the reserve is an active Portland stone quarry so you need to be a bit wary but find your way around this and out to the far side of Portland if you can to make a superb round walk with spectaular views and abundant wildlife.


Name of Location King Barrow Quarry Nature Reserve
Map Reference SY690728
SatNav Coordinates 50° 33' 19.5624" N, 2° 26' 22.128" W
  • Quarries and mineral extraction
  • Ample parking on site
  • No visitor facilities
  • Defined paths
Tag Type Tag
Access Access Difficult
Manager Dorset Wildlife Trust
Geology Limestone
Habitat Quarry and Mineral Extraction
Area Western Dorset

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