A dry grassland site, providing a secluded haven for visitors
Cinques Common is on dry sandy soil, which is unusual in Cambridgeshire, it was once part of Gamlingay Great Heath. A popular spot for local walkers this small reserve is dotted with harebells and filled with the scent of gorse bloom in the spring. Slender St. John's wort, once common on the former Great Heath, still survives here. Work is well underway to restore the important acid grassland and to prevent the continual encroachment of scrub and woodland. This site benefits from grazing by rare breed sheep.
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