Houghton Regis Chalk Pit is our town’s very own local nature reserve. It is a 100 acre former quarry, now home to rare wildlife and habitats and a green space for local people to enjoy. At present the Wildlife Trust isn’t responsible for the day-to-day management of Quarry.
The Chalk Pit In spring, and summer, many special butterflies can be spotted flitting among the wildflowers. The beautiful Chiltern Gentian carpets the reserve in its thousands in late summer, making Houghton Regis Chalk Pit the best place in Britain to see this nationally scarce wildflower. Great crested newts and dragonflies can also be found here in abundance, attracted to the pools and streams. rchids can be found at the Chalk Pit and migrant birds arrive here to breed – such as the exceptionally rare Turtle Dove.t holds many different habitats - including chalk grassland, a limestone lake, broadleaved woodland and wetland.
Come and visit!
If you haven’t already visited the nature reserve of Houghton Regis, why not come for a walk?You may be surprised by what you discover. Access onto the nature reserve is on foot only, via the public footpath accessible from Lake View, off Houghton Road (LU5 5GJ).
Last updated about 5 months ago