Stinking Hellebore

Philip Precey

Rudge End Quarry

An old quarry site with an interesting calcicole flora


Rudge End Quarry

OS Map Reference

SO 588 353
A static map of Rudge End Quarry

Know before you go

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Walking trails

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.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

All 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.  

Contact us

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01432 356872

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)