Batcombe Down

Aspect Detail
Geology Chalk
Manager Open Access
Designation Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Area Western Dorset
Habitat Downland and Escarpment
Notes: 

A good site for orchids including two rare Dorset species, fly orchid and musk orchid

Top 10 Species: 
Species Scientific Name Status Record Date Interest Level
Marsh Fritillary Eurodryas aurinia SSSI Notification
5
Musk Orchid Herminium monorchis SSSI Notification
5
Toothwort Lathraea squamaria Wild Flower Walks (see bibliography)
5
Herb-paris Paris quadrifolia Wild Flower Walks (see bibliography)
4
Common Twayblade Neottia ovata Wild Flower Walks (see bibliography)
4
Duke of Burgundy Fritillary Hamearis lucina SSSI Notification
4
Greater Butterfly Orchid Platanthera chlorantha SSSI Notification
4
Fly Orchid Ophrys insectifera SSSI Notification
4
Greater Butterfly Orchid Platanthera chlorantha Wild Flower Walks (see bibliography)
4
Dewberry Rubus caesius Wild Flower Walks (see bibliography)
4

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SSSI Details: 
SSSI Name Batcombe Down
Interest Biological
Schedule Link View schedule on Natural England database
Citation Link View full Natural England citation
My Notes
Map Reference: 
ST621040
Location Map: 
Statistics: 
Name of reserve or wildlife hot-spot Batcombe Down
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