Red Hill LNR
SUMMARY:
Designated site name: Red Hill LNR   View map
LNR Type: Rural Type:  Biological
County: LINCOLNSHIRE Natural England Area Team: East Midlands (LNR)
Other overlapping designations:
SITE DETAILS:
Date of Declaration: 01/01/1982 Declaring Authority: Lincolnshire County Council
Area (Ha): 2.87 Grid Reference: SK 592 470
Owned By:  Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Managed By:  Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Location: Lincolnshire Wolds
VISITOR INFORMATION:
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)

The Reserve is in the parish of Goulceby and
adjoins the Goulceby-Raithby road, about 1.5 km (0.9 miles) south-west of the Bluestone Heath Road. Parking places are provided at the top end and to the east of the reserve.



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: The area comprises steep chalk escarpment grassland with some scrub and old plateau grassland, and a disused quarry with a famous exposure of Red Chalk, which is rich in fossils, particularly belemnites and brachiopods. Below the Red Chalk there is a considerable thickness of Carstone, here a coarse, pebbly sandstone, and above it a thin capping of the white Lower Chalk.

The plateau grassland is probably an ancient fragment of Lincolnshire Wold downland, and there is a rich variety of chalk plants here and in the quarry, including localised species such as felwort, yellow-wort, basil thyme, kidney vetch and pyramidal and bee orchids.

The commoner grassland butterflies and moths, including an abundance of six-spotted burnet moths, are present. The meadow pipit, a localised breeding species inland in Lincolnshire, nests in the reserve. Common lizard and grass snake occur.

Grazing is an important management tool for the eastern part of the reserve and sheep are often present. For this reason dogs are not permitted on the areas to the east of the road.

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