East Pit, Cherry Hinton designated as Local Geological Site
East Pit, a disused chalk quarry within the city of Cambridge, was designated as a Local Geological Site in February 2016. This highlights its geological value for scientific, educational, historical and aesthetic reasons. East Pit is one of three, once economically significant, chalk quarries in Cherry Hinton. It is part of the Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits nature reserve owned and managed by The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. See the Local Sites page for more details on Geosites or see the Chalk Uplands page for an introduction to the chalk of Cambridgeshire.