Black Hill Down
A chalk ridge running south from Cerne Abbas with lots of flowers and butterfles.
This site is designated as an SSSI or is part of a larger SSSI. Here are the details:
|SSSI Name||Black Hill Down|
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.
|Status||To be Featured on Nod|