Evelyn Howick Memorial

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The Evelyn Howick Memorial is a former limestone quarry the geological interest is fulting and minor folds. It has ponds around the edge which contain water plantain, bulrush and bur-reed, and are used by coots and moorhens, frogs and smooth newts. Common mammals include stoats, moles and shrews and the grassland is typical of limestone spoil and contains species such as quaking grass, bulbous buttercup, early purple orchid and mouse-eared hawkweed.

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The site is 4.5km west of Craster, beside the railway line. Car parking is near the limery without obstructing access on the farm tracks. If possible, check with occupier of the limery. To get there, take the minor road connecting the B1340 and B1339. West of the level crossing turn south into a rough lane marked Limery. Enter the quarry on foot straight on past the house, following the signs after the gate. Please do not approach the kilns for safety reasons. Please note, Dogs are prohibited on this site.

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Never closes

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Free

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Address: Northumberland Wildlife Trust, St Nicholas Park, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE3 3XT, UK.
Phone: +44 191 284 6884
Email: mail@northwt.org.uk

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