About Quarry Moor

Quarry Moor was donated by Alderman Thomas F Spence in 1945, and held in trust for the benefit of the people of Ripon, Quarry Moor has since become one of the city’s most valued attractions. In recognition of its unique geology and rare, species-rich magnesian limestone grassland, Quarry Moor was designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in 1986 and is now managed for both nature conservation and recreation.

Although bordering the outskirts of the city, Quarry Moor provides a surprisingly tranquil habitat for a variety of wildlife.

Welcome to Quarry Moor

Grassland of Quarry Moor

Geology of Quarry Moor 1

Geology of Quarry Moor 2