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A good site for orchids including two rare Dorset species, fly orchid and musk orchid
This site is designated as an SSSI or is part of a larger SSSI. Here are the details:
|SSSI Name||Batcombe Down|
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.
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