Cambridgeshire Chalk

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creating an interconnected network of species-rich chalk grassland

The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

Chalk grassland has become increasingly scarce throughout the county. This once-xtensive habitat now accounts for less than 0.13% of the county area, and over 90% is in the chalk belt of South Cambridgeshire.

This scheme aims to protect and enhance important chalk heath and grassland sites and to create an interconnected network of species-rich chalk grassland and other habitats south of Cambridge city. This will provide rich and diverse accessible ‘green infrastructure’ for the expanding population of Cambridge, within a government Growth Area.

 

 

 

What's happening?

Scheme area: 4,000 hectares

Trust reserves within the scheme

Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits, Fulbourn Fen, Beechwoods


 

This scheme is helping species including...

Pyramidal, fragrant and lizard orchids; speedwell; chalkhill blue, marbled white and brown argus butterflies; moon carrot, greater pignut and glow worms

This scheme is also...

Helping wildlife adapt to climate change, improving access for people, providing recreational opportunities

Partners

Natural England, Local Authorities, Butterfly Conservation, Plantlife, Cambridge Preservation Society, English Heritage, Magog Trust.

To find out more, contact:

Email

Tel: 01954 713500

For more information:

Cambridgeshire Chalk

 

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