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Black Hill 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 chalk ridge running south from Cerne Abbas with lots of flowers and butterfles.

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

SSSI Name Black Hill Down
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This grassland site occupies steep, mostly Middle Chalk slopes on the east side of the River Cerne valley to the south of Cerne Abbas. These slopes support a herb-rich sward which also includes areas of scrub and, on small areas of superficial clay with flints, some acidic grassland. The butterfly fauna includes large populations of several declining species.

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