Perfectly located on the Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire border in a peaceful corner of the Cotswolds, there is much to see, do and explore during your stay at Crosshands.
The Rollright Stones (2 miles)
Chastleton House (2 miles)
Batsford Aboretum (6 miles)
Bird Land (10 miles)
Cotswold Farm Park (12 miles)
Blenheim Palace (16 miles)
Local towns, villages & cities
Chipping Norton (3 miles) | Moreton-in-Marsh (4 miles) | Stow on the Wold (6 miles) | Bourton on the Water (10 miles)
Chipping Campden (13 miles) | Burford (14 miles) | Broadway (14 miles) | Banbury (15 miles) | Woodstock (16 miles)
Witney (17 miles) | Stratford upon Avon (21 miles) | Cheltenham (23 miles) | Oxford (30 miles)
plus many other charming towns and villages.
THE LOCAL AREA
CROSS HANDS QUARRY
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Located on site, Cross Hands Quarry is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its geological features. The rocks exposed in the quarry faces are mostly limestones, formed from the remains of shelly creatures living in the warm tropical seas which covered large areas of England in the Middle Jurasssic Period, about 175 million years ago. The most important scientific interst on the site is the rock forming the lower part of the quarry faces. This is called the Clypeus Grit and contains many different kinds of fossils. The fossils are the remains of animals which lived in two different habitats. The sea urchin, Clypeus, the bivalves, Pholadomya, Triigonia and Pleuromya, and the snail, Bactroptyxis, were burrowers, living in the lime-rich sands below the sea floor. Brachiopods, including Stiphrothyris, and a variety of corals lived on the sea floor.
English Nature is the government agency that champions the conservation of wildlife and geology throughout England. There are more than 4000 SSSIs in England and these support many chajtacteristic, rare and endangered species, habitats and geological features.
Further information about English Nature is available from:
English Nature, Warwickshire office
Telephone: 01295 527 601