Local Sites - Rixton Clay Pits

The glacial boulder clay underlying this site was formerly extracted and used in extensive, local brickworks. Working ceased in the 1960s resulting in a variety of different sized ponds. The site has subsequently been designated as an SSSI, primarily because of occurrence of the Great Crested Newt, but it is also of great interest because of the species rich grasslands and acquatic plants. Plants of interest include yellowort, common centaury, marsh orchids, ragged robin and cyperus sedge.

Further information can be found on the Rixton Claypits Local Nature Reserve website