Helmdon Disused Railway facts for kids
|Site of Special Scientific Interest|
|Area of Search||Northamptonshire|
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This site is the former embankment and cutting of the Great Central Railway, which closed in 1966. It is Jurassic grassland, and limestone spoil heaps have a very diverse floral community. Butterfies include the nationally scarce wood white and five nationally declining species. It is the only location in the county for the small blue butterfly.
A public footpath runs along the site.
The route of the HS2 High Speed railway crosses the southern end of the site.
Helmdon Disused Railway Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.