Limekiln Close and West Pit LNR
Designated site name: Limekiln Close and West Pit LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Fringe Type:  Biological
County: CAMBRIDGESHIRE Natural England Area Team: West Anglia (LNR)
Other overlapping designations:
Date of Declaration: 05/05/1992 Declaring Authority: Cambridge City Council
Area (Ha): 2.86 Grid Reference: TL 485 560
Owned By:  Cambridge City Council Managed By:  Cambridgeshire Wildlife Trust
Location: Cherry Hinton, Cambridge. CB1 9JT
How to get there: Please check how to get to the LNR e.g. Using Traveline Traveline website or phone 0871 200 22 33 (chargeable call)

Foot/cycle - entrances off Fulbourn Road via Ainsdale and Limekiln Road.
West Pit LNR best accessed from car park on the top of Limekiln Road.
Bus route Citi 2.
By road - south of Fulbourn Road at traffic lights to Cherry Hinton High Street.

Visitor facilities: We advise you to check information about the current visitor facilities before you go to the LNR e.g. through the local authority or managing body's website.

What to see: Undulating terrain as these sites were quarries in the past and are now important grassland habitats. There is some scrub.
Chalk grassland flowers include meadow cranesbill. The rare moon carrot is found at West Pit LNR. Birds include warblers and breeding sparrowhawks.

Volunteer and 'Friends': For information about volunteering and 'Friends' groups, please contact the manager and see teh local authority or managing body's website.
Contact the local authority or owner of the LNR for further information - e.g. through the Local authority website.

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