The Little Quarry sits beside Langlees Road, just a hundred metres or so beyond LittleMitchellwood. The quarry once supplied stone for local buildings but was, in more recent times, planted with trees and now supports a nice little woodland with a mix of conifers and broadleaf trees. BDCH entered into a 25 year lease agreement with the owners, the Simpson family, to manage the woodland for wildlife and people. Most of the work was completed during 2008.
To start with, many bags of litter were collected and disposed of while funding was sought to carry out access improvements. The Big Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage both contributed to footpath works, fencing, hedge and tree planting and a sign.
The footpath runs in a short loop around the quarry and if you stop for a while, you may see a treecreeper hunting for insects as it hops up the tree trunks or a flock of blue tits and great tits twittering in the canopy.