Friday, 28 February 2014

Focus On: Lime Kiln Walk

Distance: 1km

Duration: 25mins

Start Point: Presthope NT Car Park

Difficulty: Easy

Description: A perfect short walk for all the family, taking in some of the history of the area while having a lot of fun. Look out for sections of the natural play trail as you walk; made of material sourced from Wenlock Edge itself and great for kids of all ages. Check out the restored lime kilns, used to burn limestone for fertilisers, and the old powder house, used for storing the gunpowder and later housing donkeys that worked in the quarry. Learn about the geology of the area while staring up at the rock face in Knowle Quarry. And see how many birds you can see visiting the feeders at our bird hide.

A map is available on the information board in the Presthope Car Park.

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