Car outing to Barnack Hills and Holes Peterborough - 5 July 2020 CANCELLED

Sunday 5 July

10 am

Price: free

Arising from the rubble of a mediaeval quarry, Barnack Hills and Holes is one of Britain's most important wildlife sites. Its grassy slopes are home to a profusion of wild flowers and butterflies.
Barnack's rich flora supports a wide variety of wildlife, especially insects, and a number of nationally scarce species are found. Several uncommon butterflies are recorded including marbled white, chalkhill blue, brown argus and green hairstreak.
Over 300 kinds of wild plant have been found on the Hills and Holes, including eight species of orchids. One of the rarest plants found here is the pasque flower, which blooms in April and May, alongside more familiar flowers such as violets and cowslip.

Please note: this event is run by an RSPB volunteer group and is organised for interested members of the local community.


Barnack Hills and Holes NNR is in Cambridgeshire near the Cambridgeshire, Lincolshire, Rutland boundary.
The reserve is situated at the south-west corner of Barnack village, two miles from the A1, west of Peterborough.
The Reserve is not signposted from public roads but is easy to find as it lies immediately to the South and West of Barnack village, 2 miles from the A1 west of Peterborough.
The main car park is on Wittering Road (on the North side of the Reserve), with additional lay-by parking on Walcot Road (East side).
Grid Ref TF077 048
Meet in main car park at 10 am

Where is it?

  • County: Northamptonshire

Contact us

  • Telephone: 01933 460644