Morley Quarry is a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and a Regionally Important Geological Site (RIGS) on the southern side of Shepshed.

Situated at the end of Morley Lane in Shepshed, Morley Quarry provides a great place to explore the outdoors and learn about the geology of Charnwood Forest. 

Morley Quarry is a disused quarry home to magnificant rock faces which were formed 600 million years ago. The site is around 3 hectares in size and provides fantastic and far-reaching views of Charnwood.

It offers a short but at times steep circular walk over the top of the quarry.

There is also a small pond which is a valuable breeding site for the common toad.

There are a number of information boards situated across the site to provide visitors with information about the age of the rocks, wild flowers and toads.

Car park

A free and good-sized car park is available for anyone visiting the site by car. The car park can be accessed via Morley Lane, Shepshed (LE12 9EU)

Last updated: Sun 10th July, 2022 @ 17:12