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Fulwell Quarry
 
LNR Type: Urban Fringe
County: Tyne and Wear
Natural England
Regional Team:
North East
Year of Declaration: 2003
Declaring Authority: Sunderland City Council
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: NZ 382 598 NZ 388 595
Location: North of Carley Hill, Sunderland.
Owned by: Sunderland City Council
Managed by: Sunderland City Council
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Reached only by foot via a number of points; A184 -A1018 Newcastle Road Junction (pub and driving range), NZ390601 and Fulwell Windmill, NZ391595. For Travel information Tel Travel North East 0870 608 2608.
Visitor facilities: There is parking by Fulwell Windmill and also by the Miller Inn Pub. There are a network of footpaths, these are uneven and can often be steep. There are some narrow gateways which limit access and there are no signs or seating.
What to see: The Fulwell Quarries are important because of the wildflower that grow there due to the Magnesium Limestone geology. Orchids and other flower are common as well as various butterflies.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Sunderland City Council www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=777
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Sunderland Council Countryside team
Tel: 0191 553 8773
Email; countryside@sunderland.gov.uk
Website address and other links: www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2839

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Last Updated: 15/03/2013
 
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