Hill Hole Quarry

Ecological interests

Hill Hole Quarry is a regionally important geological site (RIGs) for the exposed Markfieldite (Granite). The meadow to the north was designated as a wildlife site and it was classed as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC). The exposed rock faces and heath grassland are priority habitats, Bio Diversity Action Plans (BAPs). From ecological surveys undertaken in the past the following has been identified:

  • Various lichens
  • Fungi (for example, puffballs)
  • An assortment of flowering plants from trees to a wild flower meadow
  • A variety of ferns

There is also an assortment of invertebrates including:

  • Spiders
  • Shrimps
  • Crayfish
  • Insects  

Last updated: ‎30‎/‎07‎/‎2018‎ ‎11‎:‎24‎