Submitted by Melinda Bell on Tue, 01/01/2019 - 13:49

    This area of limestone grassland has recently been cleared of much encroaching scrub. It is now being grazed by soay sheep.

    Lots to see even on a cool 31st December. Good limestone flora is coming back strongly. Car parking by the church. Exellent views too.

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    Submitted by Melinda Bell on Tue, 01/01/2019 - 21:57

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    The middle of the site is at SK404232

    It is a quite extensive site . Details are on the list of SSSI sites from Natural England. It has a map and description. The first time we saw it (a few years ago) it was rather overgrown with scrub. It seems that the quarry firm recently put money in to help clear the scrub.

    There is also a very extensive and active badger sett there.

    Submitted by Melinda Bell on Tue, 01/01/2019 - 22:01

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    It is being sheep grazed now. We don't live far away and intend to visit several times during the year. It is lovely up there and I miss having local limestone grassland to visit. We used to live in Bristol.The east of Leicestershire is a long haul for a quick walk!