Wild strawberry

© Kieron Huston

A species rich chalk grassland reserve on the slopes of the North Downs.

Location

Caterham
Surrey
Nearest postcode: RH1 4QZ

OS Map Reference

TQ 317 536
A static map of Quarry Hangers

Know before you go

Size
11 hectares

Parking information

No Car Park - access via bridleway off Spring Bottom Lane

Grazing animals

Cattle & sheep

Access

Not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.

Dogs

Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

May to October

About the reserve

The chalk downland of Quarry Hangers is a diverse habitat; you can find as many as 40 different plant species within a square meter!

Various species of orchid can be found on the site, including bee and man orchid. More common species that are typical of chalk grassland include birdsfoot trefoil, marjoram, milkwort, wild thyme, salad burnet, wild basil and wild strawberry.

Butterflies such as the common blue, green veined white, painted lady and small skipper can also be seen fluttering amongst the flowers.

Quarry Hangers supports a number of bird species and is a good place to see buzzards and to listen out for the distinctive song of the skylark.

Contact us

Contact number: 01483 795440
Contact email: info@surreywt.org.uk

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Location map