Lord's Wood Quarry
Know before you go
The quarry face is very high and precipitous and unstable in places. There are several viewing places around the reserve marked with a V on the reserve map.
ACCESS RESTRICTED. However, views of the quarry are accessible from viewing points around the perimeter fence.
When to visit
Opening timesACCESS RESTRICTED. However, views of the quarry are accessible from viewing points around the perimeter fence.
Best time to visitAll year round
About the reserve
There are three main habitats within this quarry. The sheer, SE-facing cliffs, some in full sun and some in permanent shade, have fissures which are gradually being colonised by young ash trees. Kestrels have bred on the cliff ledges. The quarry floor acts as a sheltered sun-trap and is attractive to butterflies, like the small copper and nymphalids like the small tortoiseshell and peacock. The fringe of woodland around the reserve, mainly beech, harbours a variety of fungi in autumn, including the magpie inkcap. Lord's Wood Quarry is part of The Doward Living Landscape - click here for more information.