King Barrow Quarry Nature Reserve

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


King Barrow Quarry Nature Reserve: a king size day out

You can't lose with King Barrow Quarry; not only are there wonderful flowers and insects you get the most amazing views of the Fleet and the Dorset coastline along with a bit of industrial and social history for good measure in quite a dramatic landscape.

This reserve is right on the highest part of Portland so you need to chose a nice day weather-wise and so high summer is the best time to visit especially as that is when the flowers and butterflies are at their best. 

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.


Location and access points: 

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Aspect Detail
Manager Dorset Wildlife Trust
Geology Limestone
Area Western Dorset