Black Hill Down

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

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

Top 10 Species: 
Species Scientific Name Status Record Date Interest Level
Fragrant Orchid Gymnadenia conopsea SSSI Notification
Marsh Fritillary Eurodryas aurinia SSSI Notification
Fly Orchid Ophrys insectifera SSSI Notification
Frog Orchid Coeloglossum viride SSSI Notification
Small Blue Cupido minimus SSSI Notification
Brown Argus Aricia agestis SSSI Notification
Chalkhill Blue Lysandra coridon SSSI Notification
Devils-bit Scabious Succisa pratensis SSSI Notification
Pyramidal Orchid Anacamptis pyramidalis SSSI Notification
Small Scabious Scabiosa columbaria SSSI Notification

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SSSI Details: 
SSSI Name Black Hill Down
Interest Biological
Schedule Link View schedule on Natural England database
Citation Link View full Natural England citation
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Name of reserve or wildlife hot-spot Black Hill Down
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