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Black Hill Down

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
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Natural England Distribution Map Species List Some Photographs Guidance Notes

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 Down

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