Two is, like Pit One, designated an SNCI area. The
environment is less sensitive than that of Pit One
but still presents a variety of interesting features.
In the southern corner of the pit a wetland ecosystem
has become established with reeds and sedges competing
with willow for the space. Willow has become established
over the whole pit floor area and, during 2000 coppicing
of one area was undertaken to protect the wetland.
Since that period we have even had pairs of ducks
visiting the waters!
aim is to develop a coppice management plan for this
whole pit to both fix the present ecology and offer
the potential for osiers to be harvested for a weaving.
Any willow not used will be stacked around the area
to provide "nursery site" for insects as
it gradually rots.
the spring large quantities of common spotted orchids
can be found each side of the steps into the Pit whilst
there are also a few example of pyramid orchids for
those with a keen eye.