Fulwell Quarry, known locally as Witherwack Quarry, is a Local Nature Reserve. The nature reserve is of national importance due its rare Magnesian Limestone geology. The wildflower meadows and grasslands are the favourable habitats for many butterflies, such as the Large Skipper, the Small Skipper and the Dingy Skipper. Plants include wild strawberry and yellow-wort. Looking to the north and east, there are good views of the Cleadon Hills and the North Sea coast. Road access is via Newcastle Road only; however, the site is also accessible by foot from the neighbouring suburbs of Witherwack and Carley Hill.