Conservation of a different kind…..

lime kiln

The volunteers dabbled in a different kind of conservation at West Pit reserve recently.

A little clearance of over growing scrub revealed the remains of the old Lime kiln. There are a few on site but this one has been giving a tantalizing glimpse of itself for quite a while. Eventually we gave in!

The presence of the kilns makes this SSSI site also a valuable historical and geological site of interest.  As well as having rare botanical interest, it also gives an insight into the social and economic history of our dear town too!

Look out for the unmistakable curved brick work of them on your next visit to this local nature reserve in Cherry Hinton.

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