Silpho Quarry

Dalby Forest

Site Details

NB This is a private site with no public access and permission is required from the land owner to survey

Recorders: Ian and Pauline Popely Last walked 2019 Recorded since 2011 Walk Time 1 hour

This is a long-disused limestone quarry near Silpho. The track down to it was itself interesting, with many colourful wildflowers in the verges, including meadow cranesbill Geranium pratense, knapweed Centaurea nigra, field scabious Knautia arvensis and greater bellflower Campanula latifolia. The quarry floor was like a garden with a fantastic display of late summer flowers, including the delicate lesser scabious Scabiosa columbaria in huge numbers


Results 2019