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Landfill Communities Fund for the benefit of Gloucestershire

Projects > Breakheart Quarries and Millend Wood, Dursley

Grant towards extension of public amenities so that more schools, play groups and clubs can take advantage of the education and other facilities on offer

Posted: 13th October 2014

Funding: £30,000
Scheme Type: Normal Grants
Project Type: Community Open Spaces
Area: Stroud District Council

Breakheart Quarries and Millend Wood, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 6ER

Surrounded by stunning views and unusual terrain, the Breakheart Community Project comprises Breakheart Quarries and Millend Wood at North Nibley.

The site is regionally important for its geology and ancient woodlands, which support a number of local and national rare species including the elusive dormouse.

Formerly it was used as a testing site owned by British Nuclear Fuels. The area has now been designed to accommodate a range of leisure and recreational activities providing education and training related to outdoor skills. The project was established in 2009 to secure and manage 55 acres of disused quarry and woodland at Breakheart Hill. BCP has now improved the site and buildings, reinstated footpaths and tracks offering improved access to the refurbished facilities that includes a fully equipped Field Study Centre.

There was only one toilet facility available, which restricted the number of groups to the site. Gloucestershire Environmental Trust allocated £30,000 to extend the public amenities. More schools, play groups and clubs can now take advantage of the education and other facilities on offer.


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