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Hod and Hambledon Hills

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

SSSI Name Hod and Hambledon Hills
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These two hills rise steeply from the Stour Valley in North Dorset and form prominent landmarks. The fine chalk grassland and scrub communities exhibit very interesting local characteristics and the site is of considerable importance in the study of geographical distribution of plants and animals associated with the chalk.

Interest Biological
Status Now Featured on NoD
My Notes Two wonderful iron-age forts offering superb views and good nature interest

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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
Hambledon Hill National Nature Reserve

An enormous iron age fort; the ground has been pretty much undisturbed for centuries and as a result has all sorts of interesting flowers and associated insects.


Hod Hill

An ancient iron hill fort well worth a visit in spring, summer or autumn.