So Nice in the Chalk Pit Today

If the price of getting some fresh air, and a little exercise in this wonderful scenery at Houghton Regis Chalk Pit is to spend it collecting litter, then so be it. What is there not to enjoy about Houghton Regis SSSI former chalk pit site?

Accessed from a public footpath off Lake View, part of a new homes development by Bovis Homes, the chalk pit is becoming quite a nature reserve for rare plants and wildlife. And as a treat, we were able to see the new tree sculptures installed at Tilia Park, on the chalk pit edge.

I hadn't been collecting litter for more than 5 minutes when I espied 4 rabbits scurrying for cover in an area recently cleared of sundry trees by contract labour. It was clearing the trees that had revealed quantities of rubbish that needed removing. Iron and other debris. And even after today's clearance by a dozen volunteers, there'll still be more embedded ironwork to be dug out at another time.

Sculpture

Sculpture Great Crested Newt

Sculpture 

Sculpture

Chalk Pit:


Chalk Pit: 

Chalk Pit:

Marl Lake

Chalk Pit:

Chalk Pit: Reed Beds





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