Hill End Chalk Pit

Open all year

A former chalk pit in St Paul's Walden, North Hertfordshire

On Site Facilities

  • Car Park (Free)
  • Dog Free Area

Park Information

Hill End Chalk Pit is a 0.7 hectare nature reserve on the site of a former chalk pit in St Paul’s Walden, North Hertfordshire.

It has the largest colony of Azeca Goodalli snails in Hertfordshire. The site is a regionally important geological site (RIGS), dating to the Turonian age around 90 million years ago and was formerly a site of special scientific interest.

The pit still contains many fossils, avaliable for the public to discover.

How to get here


Small car park on site (About 3 cars).

Public Transport Information:

Information on public transport is available here: www.intalink.org.uk and www.nationalrail.co.uk


No cycling available at this site.