Nob End SSSI

Results from a quick trip up to Nob End SSSI in Little Lever just outside of Bolton

The site itself has quite an interesting history being a former industrial area responsible for the production of Soda ash for use in the local textile industry. The alkaline waste generated through the notorious Leblanc process has weathered and gradually become less toxic. It now supports a highly specialised flora with species normally associated with limestone meadows and chalk downland being well represented.

Marsh Helleborine

 Marsh Helleborine

Chalk Fragrant Orchid

Chalk Fragrant Orchid

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  1. Friday .June 22,2018 I visited Nob End . Saw lots of Marsh Helleborine . Really lovely and there were various orchids. I hadn’t been for 10 years and was so pleased to see that the wonderful flowers were still there. Sorry to see that the Red Rock visitor centre was closed and that there were not many signs.

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