King Barrow Quarry Nature Reserve

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


 

King Barrow Quarry Nature Reserve: a king size day out

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Site Details: 
Name of Location King Barrow Quarry Nature Reserve
Highlights Butterflies, Chalk grassland flora
Facilities
  • Ample parking on site
  • No visitor facilities
  • Defined paths
OS Map Reference SY690728
Aspect Detail
Manager Dorset Wildlife Trust
Geology Limestone
Area Western Dorset
Hazards for the less able: 
Hazard Commentsort descending Description
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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This map shows the location of the reserve (purple marker) and access points to the reserve (yellow markers). You can use the Google map controls to zoom in get a more detailed idea of where it is and where to park. If you click on a marker more information about directions,  sat nav co-ordinates and parking will display.

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