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Aspect Detail
Manager Management Unknown
Designation Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
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A mixture of woodland and grassland habitats north of Blandford.

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This site is designated as an SSSI or is part of a larger SSSI. Here are the details:

SSSI Name Handcocks Bottom
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Forming a relic and western outlier of Cranborne Chase, the ancient, semi-natural woodland at Handcocks Bottom surrounds the former medieval deer park of Harbins Park. The light base-rich soils associated with the underlying chalk and drift have given rise to rich and diverse plant communities, typical of the woodland of the Dorset Chalklands. The virtual absence of atmospheric pollution and the continuity of woodland cover on the site have led to the development of an important lichen flora. Also present is an area of chalk grassland and scrub which supports an extensive assemblage of butterflies.

Interest Biological
Status To be Featured on Nod
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