Radford Quarry is located in the south east of Plymouth next to Radford Lake. The site covers 5.22 hectares and is privately owned and managed isn't accessible to the public. A variety of habitats are present including grassland, low scrubs, wet flushes and cliff habitats. The site contains a rich diversity of limestone plants and wildlife, with a number of nationally rare and nationally scare species having been recorded.
The site was designated a County Wildlife Site because of its limestone habitats.
- Dwarf mouse-ear (nationally scarce)
- Pyramidal orchid
- Lesser centaury
- Round-leaved crane's-bill
- Pale flax
- Ivy broomrape
Invertebrate records include the nationally scarce centipede Henia vesuviana and butterflies such as the locally scarce brown argus Aricia agestis. The site also supports a healthy badger population and has good potential for supporting a range of bat species, with greater horseshoe bats found in recent years.