Hadfields Quarry, Guy Badham

Hadfields Quarry, Guy Badham 

Palmate newt, Philip Precey

Palmate newt, Philip Precey

Dingy skipper, Amy Lewis

Dingy skipper, Amy Lewis 

Species-rich grassland, wetland and woodland. See palmate newts and green tiger beetles.

Location

One mile south west of Hope village off Pindale Rd
Castleton
Derbyshire
S33 6RP

OS Map Reference

SK 1610 8242
A static map of Hadfields Quarry

Know before you go

Entry fee

No

Parking information

Park at the reserve entrance at the top of Pindale Road where the road turns sharp right.

Grazing animals

No

Access

Open at all times but please obtain a special permit before you visit.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times but please note that because of the fragility of the habitats and the dangers of rock fall, a special permit is required for this reserve.

Best time to visit

Summer for wild flowers, insects and newts

About the reserve

Hadfields Quarry Nature Reserve, in the beautiful Hope Valley, is a patchwork of species-rich grassland, small-scale wetland, woodland and bare rock in and around a disused limestone quarry.

To one side of the reserve is a working quarry and cement works, while to the other side lies a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The waters on the quarry floor are unusually neutral for a limestone area. As a result, Hadfields Quarry contains a population of palmate newts, which are more usually found in the acidic gritstone areas of Derbyshire.

The reserve also supports an interesting range of plants and animals. Plants include mossy saxifrage, ploughmans spikenard, wall whitlow grass and wetland plants. Among the animals on the reserve are glow worm, dingy skipper butterfly, green tiger beetle and various water beetles and dragonflies.

Hadfields Quarry is leased to the Trust by Hope Cement and managed by the Trust on their behalf. Please note that because of the fragility of the habitats and the dangers of rock fall, a special permit is required for this reserve.

Contact us

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01773 881188