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Billa Barra Hill

Billa Barra Hill
Billa Barra Lane
Stanton under Bardon
LE67 9TA

Contact Information
The National Forest
01455 238141

About Billa Barra Hill

This local nature reserve, located in the north of the borough of Hinckley and Bosworth, consists of a variety of habitats including acid grassland, which is ecologically significant at a local level and makes a perfect area for walks.

The site was purchased by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council with grant aid from the National Forest Company. It was a major focus for fund-raising during 1996/7 and some of the land was donated by Tarmac plc.

The hill top is ecologically interesting, with areas of acid grassland and an old conifer plantation. The pools in the abandoned quarry support a variety of species, including a rare lichen, only found at one other site in Leicestershire. The improved grassland on the slopes of the hill below the gorse scrub line are being planted with native broadleaved trees which will be used as local provenance seed stock.

The hill top is a Regionally Important Geological site, with a natural outcrop of pre-Cambrian rocks, similar to those found at Bardon Hill and Cliffe Hill nearby.

Therefore, there are a variety of different views to be seen on many walks throughout this area. There are marked trails as well as a dramatic viewpoint.

Parking is available at this site.

A leaflet is available from Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council.

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