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Black Hill Down

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Aspect Detail
Manager Open Access
Designation Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Map Reference: 
SU146026
Notes: 

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

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Location Map Some Charts Species List Records List Some Photographs Original Tweets Websites Guidance Notes

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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Description

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