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Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

Fulbourn Rd, Cambridge CB1 9JL, UK

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About Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

Cherry Hinton Pit is a 12.8-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest on the south-eastern outskirts of Cambridge. The site consists of the East Pit and most of the smaller West Pit. These two chalk quarries once provided hard chalk to build Cambridge University colleges and lime for cement. Today they support a variety of habitats that harbor some rare plants and insects.



Attractions near Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

Cherry Hinton Hall Park0.83km from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

Cherry Hinton Hall is a Grade II listed Victorian country house in southeast Cambridge. It’s set in a beautiful green park, which is open to the public. The Hall is most well known for hosting the annual Cambridge Folk Festival and it has wide open grass spaces and the large duck pond which for many is the defining feature of the park along with the vast array of other wildlife living there.

Beechwoods Nature Reserve0.96km from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

Beechwoods was originally planted in the 1840s, and Medieval plough terraces are still visible beneath the trees.  It is located in Cambridge, England, between its center and the Gog Magog Hills. One of the good places for a walk and also you can spend some nice time in the middle of nature.

Wandlebury Country Park2.4km from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

This beautiful countryside estate offers miles of wonderful walks through woodland and wildflower meadows grazed by Highland Cattle. The reserve, mainly beech woodlands, and fields, is a place for birdwatching. Banyard bird hide, overlooking Varley's Field.  It is a fantastic setting for a picnic or a BBQ, to watch wildlife, run around and build a den, a gentle stroll, or a strenuous hike.

Cambridge Science Centre2.51km from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

Cambridge Science Centre gives young people fabulous hands-on adventures in science and technology. The museum was opened to the public on 8 February 2013. Its first exhibition dealt with the electromagnetic spectrum and principles of sound and hearing. Its target audience is families and schools, particularly children between 7 and 14 years old.

Wandlebury Hill2.52km from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

Wandlebury Hill is a hill amongst the Gog Magog Hills in Cambridgeshire; the Gogs are a ridge of low chalk hills extending for several miles to the south-east of Cambridge.  This is a popular spot for visitors to the Wandlebury Country Park and the Wandlebury Ring hill fort. Wandlebury House stands in the middle of the ring.  One of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend some nice time in the middle of nature.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden3.27km from Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits

The Cambridge University Botanic Garden is a botanical garden located in Cambridge, England associated with the university Department of Plant Sciences. It holds a plant collection of over 8,000 plant species from all over the world to facilitate teaching and research in an area of 16 hectares.

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