February 15th 2015 – Ebbor Gorge, Wells, North Somerset

Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve is a spectacular wooded cleft on the scarp of the Mendip Hills, with dramatic limestone cliffs, species-rich grassland, ancient woodland and a stream. It was visited by the BBS in 1991 but has received little attention since despite a very high diversity of species. Attractions include Marchesinia mackaii, Cololejeunea rossettiana and Plasteurhynchium striatulum (not recorded since 1959). The gorge is accessible on foot only and has numerous steep paths and slippery ground.

Park in the large public car park off the minor lane (Deerleap) between Priddy and Wookey Hole at ST 5208 4844.

Leader: Sharon Pilkington.

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