The Priest’s House at Easton on the Hill, one of the National Trust’s smallest properties, is this summer housing a Wildlife Trusts exhibition entitled ‘Our Local Nature Reserves’.
The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire, plus the Leicestershire & Rutland and Lincolnshire Wildlife Trusts, have come together to showcase what we do and describe our nature reserves nearest to Easton on the Hill. These include the neighbouring Collyweston Quarries – known locally as The Deeps – and Rutland Water Nature Reserve. There will also be information on the Rutland Osprey Project.
This is in addition to the Priest’s House standing exhibition on the local industry of mining and preparing Collyweston slates and now features a short video showing life down a working mine and how the slates are fashioned for use.
Entry is free to all and the exhibition will be manned every Sunday in June, July and August between 2pm and 4.30pm. Outside these dates and times a key can be obtained from one of several nearby key holders listed on the property notice board.
To plan your day click on the above links for further details and directions.
Photograph: Priest’s House c. National Trust
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