Saturday, 25 June 2011

The Pyramids Of Purbeck

The Pyramids Of Purbeck by julian sawyer
The Pyramids Of Purbeck, a photo by julian sawyer on Flickr.

The hills that form the southern ridge of the Isle of Purbeck have been quarried for centuries. Parts have been ploughed for farming, but large areas have been left to look after themselves. The Townsend Reserve is one of these, with dozens of quarries linked with ancient paths and left for the wildlife and the ghosts.
Most of the old stone is covered by vegetation now making this place just about right for Pyramidal and Common Spotted Orchids.

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