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Batcombe Down

Aspect Detail
Geology Chalk
Manager Open Access
Designation Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Area Western Dorset
Habitat Downland and Escarpment
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A good site for orchids including two rare Dorset species, fly orchid and musk orchid

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This site is designated as an SSSI or is part of a larger SSSI. Here are the details:

SSSI Name Batcombe Down
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The site comprises part of the steep north west facing scarp slope of the Dorset Chalk escarpment and is mainly Middle and Lower Chalk with a capping of Clay with flints. The soils consequently range from calcareous on chalk slopes to strongly acid on the superficial deposits. The site is especially interesting for the close occurrence of plant communities characteristic of these soil types.

Interest Biological
Status To be Featured on Nod
My Notes
Name of reserve or wildlife hot-spot Batcombe Down
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