Barnack Hills & Holes is a 23.3 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Barnack in Cambridgeshire. It is also a national nature reserve. It is a Nature Conservation Review site, Grade I. In 2002 it was designated as a Special Area of Conservation, to protect the orchid rich grassland as part of the Natura 2000 network of sites throughout the European Union.
Arising from the rubble of a medieval quarry, the Hills and Holes is one of Britain’s most important wildlife sites. Covering an area of just 50 acres (22 ha), the grassy slopes are home to a profusion of wild flowers. This type of meadowland is now all too rare; half of the surviving limestone grassland in Cambridgeshire is found here. In 2002 it was designated as a Special Area of Conservation, to protect the orchid rich grassland as part of the Natura 2000 network of sites throughout the European Union.
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Andrew Grant | Apr 5, 2018
The Hills and Holes came about due to stone extraction for a local cathedral and what is now left is a wide expanse of undulating open land. This is an excellent place to go for a walk / take the dogs - the paths are narrow and uneven and steep in places but you will find a good hour walking through the park. Be aware that sheep are grazed here.
Christine Dickinson | May 31, 2018
Love walking around the hills and holes great for kids perfect ,u can go in all different directions love it xxx
Felicity Moore | May 2, 2018
Great place to walk the dog. Lots of meandering paths and had lots of mini hills that were very cute.
Cactus D | May 29, 2018
It was amazing, even children love it.Its a great mix of exploration and nature and has many paths to go through.Lovely nature
Nina Edenbrow | May 16, 2018
Beautiful place but beware! Car broken into in layby. Try and find a safer place to park!
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