Ketton Quarry

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Ketton Quarry: The reserve, which covers 27.5 ha is an active limestone extraction site, but the reserve is a long worked-out area consisting of hills and holes that have been colonised by calcareous grassland plants and scrub. Part of the reserve area was planted with beech trees in about 1920.


In recent years local volunteers have cleared some of the scrub and grazed the grassland with donkeys. The Trust's small flock of manx loghtan sheep now graze the reserve, and the rate of scrub removal has been increased so that more calcareous grassland, a nationally important wildlife habitat, can be established. The intention is to link up all of the remaining pockets of grassland, but to leave some scrub.

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Address: Pit Lane, Ketton, Nr Stamford, Rutland, UK
Phone: +44 116 2728855
Email: jharris@lrwt.org.uk
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