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Guided Nature Walk: Stapleford Parish Pit
27th June 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
A wildflower walk to Stapleford Parish Pit led by 2G3S member John 0’Boyle. There is uneven ground on the site so sturdy footwear is advised. There is no charge for this event.
Stapleford Chalk Pit is a small nature reserve adjoining Magog Downs, managed by a group of Friends under the trusteeship of the Parish Council. The pit was formed by the extraction of a hard chalk (clunch) for use as a building material and the repair of local roads. The Friends are working towards improving the rich grassland flora of the site. 70 wildflower species have so far been recorded. For those who came on this walk last year, it will be interesting to see how the site has developed.
Access: Try to come by foot or bike, but if you need to drive you can leave your car at the Magog Trust car park and walk back down the road towards Stapleford (note there is a parking charge for non-members of the Magog Trust). After 200 yards on the left there is a signpost to the Pit just after the Gog Magog Cottages private road. Walk up the path and meet at the gate at the top.