Disused chalk pit.

  • Owned/managed by: Formerly managed by Dorset Wildlife Trust
  • Grid reference: SY642931
  • Location: Stratton
  • Access information: Approach from A37 between Stratton and Grimstone. Parking along bridleway to reserve
  • What can I see there? Chalk grassland flora - A great spot for butterflies. Plants such as the bee orchid can be found in this disused chalk pit, along with cowslip and hairy violet in spring; small scabious, hedge bedstraw and greater knapweed flower in the summer. Yellowhammers find cover in the scrub.
  • Best time to visit: Spring, Summer

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