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King Barrow Quarry Nature Reserve

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A disused stone quarry providing a dramatic landscape, wonderful views and abundant nature interest.


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Once you get on to Portland follow the road to the Bill until you get to the top of the hill at the Portland Heights Hotel. There is a small roundabout here, take the first exit and King Barrow Quarry is across open ground to your right.
Name of Location King Barrow Quarry Nature Reserve
Map Reference SY690728
SatNav Coordinates 50° 33' 24.9012" N, 2° 26' 17.7252" W
  • Ample parking on site
  • No visitor facilities
  • Defined paths
Tag Type Tag
Access Access Difficult
Manager Dorset Wildlife Trust
Geology Limestone
Area Western Dorset
Habitat(s) Extent
GC: Calcareous Grassland Foundation
BQ: Quarries & mineral extraction Significant

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