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Black Hill Heath

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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 Heath
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Description

Blackhill forms an elevated ridge of Reading Beds and London Clay, overlain in part by plateau gravels, on the north-western edge of the Poole Basin. The south and west facing slopes support dry heathland grading through wet heath to bog and fringing wet woodland. Dry heath of different character covers the north-eastern slope. The site supports a variety of animals including scarce heathland spp. Former gravel workings occur on part of the ridge top.

Interest Biological
Status Now Featured on NoD
My Notes Heathland on a high ridge overlooking Bere Regis to the north east.

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These sites featured on the Nature of Dorset fall within this SSSI. Click the site name to find out more about it. Alternatively, click the map logo above and see their location on a map and then view the site details from there:

Sites featured on the Nature of Dorset within this SSSI designation (Click to view details) Headline
Black Hill and Turnerspuddle

A high ridge west of Bere Regis with a fairly steep climb to get to the top. Predominantly gorse and heather sandwiched between agricultural land