Location: Creswell Crags

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Photo: Mark Hyde
View of a cave (behind a grille) in the steep rocky sides of the gorge. The lake is in the right-hand foreground.

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Photo: Mark Hyde
View over lake showing one side of the gorge.

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Photo: Mark Hyde
View 'straight ahead' showing the lake and both sides of the gorge.

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Photo: Mark Hyde
Image of one side of the gorge showing the flowery banks below and the bare rock above.

General Information


Country: England

Habitat: Limestone cliffs, scree and aquatic habitats

Altitude range: 80 m

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Creswell Crags consists of Creswell Gorge, which has steep-sided limestone cliffs and surrounds a lake. Paths run below the walls of the gorge on either side of the lake. Much of the botanical interest is to be found in the slopes of somewhat loose material accumulating at the base of the cliffs. Further species occur on the cliffs themselves and aquatic species are to be found in and at the edge of the lake.

Creswell Crags also has a Museum and Education Centre. The site is managed by the Creswell Heritage Trust, supported by Derbyshire and Nottingham County Councils, English Heritage, English Nature, Lafarge and Severn Trent Water.

The Crags have a web site at http://www.creswell-crags.org.uk/

Useful links

View a list of records for Creswell Crags

View a list of unique taxa for Creswell Crags

View a list of recorders who have visited this location

Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-24

Hyde, M.A. (2024). UK Flora: Location details: Creswell Crags.
https://www.ukflora.info/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=1, retrieved 29 February 2024

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