Tarka Trail

Visiting

Meeth Quarry

Bike trails, easy access trails and paths take you through a landscape with an industrial history.

A fascinating landscape, full of wildlife with an industrial history.

Bike trails, easy access trails and paths take you through a landscape with an industrial history. Two huge lakes, grassland and woodland dominate this former clay quarry. Butterflies, hares, dragonflies and birds have now replaced the quarry workers.

Running through the reserve’s heart is the Tarka Trail cycle/walking path. Use your bike to explore the reserve on dedicated bike tracks or explore on foot. Picnic areas, a bird hide, large car park, toilets and some wonderful views make this one of our most visitor-friendly sites.

Wildlife has also been quick to make a home at Meeth Quarry. This is a wonderful place to see butterflies and dragonflies up close during spring, summer and autumn. In winter, spot brown hares on the reserve’s grassy slopes and geese and ducks on its lakes.

Access to the nature reserve is via Meeth on the A386. There is a car park and toilets. Dogs are allowed on leads.

The wildlife Trust has a page on Meeth Quarry

Meeth Quarry