Rudge End Quarry
Know before you go
The exposed vertical rock faces have become stabilised by time and vegetation, but are still a hazard for an unwary visitor. Please resist the temptation to remove fossil-bearing rocks from the walls of the quarry, and avoid trampling on the few plants of Stinking Hellebore present
There is no wheelchair access at this reserve.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitAll year round
About the reserve
The quarry workings at this reserve are believed to date from the second half of the 19th century but have long been disused. Woodland surrounds this quarry and has doubtless helped in the regeneration of the beech, ash and oak with a holly understorey. The botanical interest of the site lies in the calcicole flora, for example stinking hellebore, yellow wort and carline thistle.