Quarry Hangers (MM's Alderstead Amble)
How Geocaching Works
Use of geocaching.com services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer
Quarry Hangers, Bletchingley
This is one of 50 caches which form a circular walk around Alderstead and other settlements surrounding the village of Merstham.
MM’s Alderstead Amble is a circular walk of about 11 miles, along which there are 50 traditional caches varying in size from micro to regular (no pencils). You will pass a variety of other caches on the way from simple traditional to puzzles to 5x5 extreme caches.
Quarry Hangers Nature Reserve and Park Ham are part of the Quarry Hangers Site of Special Scientific Interest, designated as important for nature conservation by Natural England. The Downlands Countryside Management Project and Surrey Wildlife Trust undertake integrated management of the two adjoining sites.
Chalk downland is a very diverse habitat; you can find as many as 40 different species within a square metre. Various species of orchid can also be found, including bee and man orchid. More common species that are typical of chalk grassland include birdsfoot trefoil, marjoram, milkwort, wild thyme, salad burnet, wild basil and wild strawberry. Butterflies such as the common blue, green veined white, painted lady and small skipper can also be seen.
Parking is available in Springbottom Lane or on Stanstead Lane
I bs Vil Pbirerq Gerr