Breedon Cloud Wood and Quarry facts for kids
|Site of Special Scientific Interest|
|Area of Search||Leicestershire|
|Area||63.3 hectares (156 acres)|
|Location map||Magic Map|
Breedon Cloud Wood and Quarry is a 63.3 hectares (156 acres) biological and geological Site of Special Scientific Interest north-east of Worthington in Leicestershire. It is a Geological Conservation Review site. An area of 33 hectares (82 acres) is managed as a nature reserve by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust.
Cloud Wood is an ancient semi-natural wood on clay. It has a very diverse ground flora, including pendulous sedge, yellow archangel and giant bellflower. The quarry is a nationally important geological locality, exposing a Lower Carboniferous succession deposited in shallow seas.
There is public access to most of the nature reserve, but not to the quarry.
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