Houghton Regis Chalk Pit in SpringHoughton Regis Chalk Quarry is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
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Access is via Lake View, Houghton Road, LU5 5AZ. A footpath runs from the west of Lake View between the fishing lake and the quarry. About 200mtrs along the footpath is the pedestrian kissing gate entrance to the Chalk Quarry. Wear boots, as it can be muddy. There are no facilities for toilets and access for disabled is very difficult.
The site is managed by Wildlife Trusts on behalf of Bovis Homes. A five year Management Plan expiring in 2016 was part of the agreement for Tilia Park development.
Find out more about Wildlife Trust here: http://www.wildlifebcn.org/
On today's spring walk, the first thing of interest I saw was this frog. (Yellow primroses were out too, but to me, they're just common garden plants!)
It doesn't matter how many times I walk around the Chalk Pit, it never seizes to make me think what a beautiful and amazing place it is, and it's right here on the edge of my town, just waiting for the moment when you need to unwind and take it all in in its great majesty.
So this is a bit cleared. The wildlife management team have evidentially been busy, clearing areas to encourage newer growths.
One of three ponds in the pit at the moment.