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|
|Manager||Dorset Wildlife Trust|
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.
|Leaf Beetle (C aureolus)|
|GC: Calcareous Grassland|
|BQ: Quarries & mineral extraction|
|SSSI Name||Isle of Portland|
|Schedule Link||View schedule on Natural England database|
|Citation Link||View full Natural England citation|
|My Notes||This SSSI comprises a significant amount of Portland that has not been developed including six sites that are now nature reserves.|
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