Si Griffiths
Woodland fungi

Quarry Holes Plantation

An urban site of mixed woodland with areas of grassland and scrub


Tilbury Rise
A static map of Quarry Holes Plantation

Know before you go

2 hectares

Entry fee

Free access


Access to the reserve is open at all times, public footpaths lead to and around the reserve. 

This reserve is owned and managed by Nottingham City Council


Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

All year

About the reserve

As the name implies, this woodland reserve is situated in a disused magnesian limestone quarry, which was established in the 15th century. Following its closure around 100 years ago, it has been colonised by vegetation and has resulted in a mixed woodland. More than 80 species of flowering plants have been recorded here, whilst bird species include willow tit, wren, greenfinch and song thrush.

Contact us

Nottingham City Council General Parks Service
Contact number: 0115 915 2733