Nine Wells LNR
Off Granham’s Lane, Great Shelford, Cambridge (OS Explorer 209: 461542) View Multimap
Nine Wells is a historically important site containing several chalk springs, which form the source of the Hobson Conduit. Previously a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) Nine Wells once contained some rare freshwater invertebrates, however following the drought of 1976 these were lost.
Today the chalk watercourses are being managed with the aim of re-creating the conditions favourable for a possible re-introduction of these rare species.
The Locality of Nine Wells means that it is only accessible via public and permissive paths but it is well worth a visit.
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