Hartington Meadows is bursting with the colour of wildflowers through the summer. The grassland is managed as part of a working farm, and is cut for hay in mid-July - this encourages meadow flowers such as hay rattle and meadow vetchling.
Different flowers grow on the rock outcrops - among them are clustered bellflower and dropwort. The rough grassland also provides breeding sites for skylark and ground-nesting birds.
Various orchids and other limestone flowers thrive in and around the disused limestone quarry, while its faces provide breeding sites for cliff-nesting birds such as kestrel and jackdaw.
Because of the dangerous state of its faces, there is no access to the quarry.
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East Mill, Bridge Foot, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1XH
Map reference: SK 345481 Lat: 53.01792 Long: -1.73282