Blackdown and Hardy Monument

The area around the Hardy Monument above Portesham with nice walks and some of the best coastal views in the county

 

Site Name Blackdown and Hardy Monument
Protection
  • Dorset Council
  • Site of Scientific Interest
Interest
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County Dorset
More Information https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/countryside-coast-parks/countryside-sites-and-…
SSSI https://designatedsites.naturalengland.org.uk/SiteDetail.aspx?SiteCode=S1002464…
Site Projects
Blackdown and Hardy Monument

Blackdown and Hardy Monument

50.687445518694, -2.5449101198988
Dorset Council, Site of Scientific Interest
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These are the habitat types that MAY be present on the site based on the species recorded there (top 10 only shown):
Phase 1 Habitat Types Description No of Species
D1

Dwarf Shrub Heath

20
B3

Calcareous Grassland

14
H6

Sand Dunes

14
A1.1

Broad-leaf Woodland

12
A1.3

Mixed Woodland

11
J1

Cultivated/disturbed land

10
A2

Scrub

9
B2

Neutral Grassland

9
B5

Marsh/marshy Grassland

8
D3

Lichen/Bryophyte heath

7
These are the number of species for NVC codes on the site - it DOES NOT mean that the NVC community is actually present on the site: it might be! (Top 10 only shown):
NVC Community Description No of Species
W10

Quercus robur - Pteridium aquilinum - Rubus fruticosus [Pedunculate Oak/Bracken/Bramble] woodland

12
MG01

Arrhenatherum elatius [False Oat-grass] grassland

11
W09

Fraxinus excelsior - Sorbus aucuparia - Mercurialis perennis [Ash/Rowan/Dog's Mercury] woodland

11
MG05

Cynosurus cristatus - Centaurea nigra [Crested Dogs-tail/Black knapweed] grassland

10
W08

Fraxinus excelsior - Acer campestre - Mercurialis perennis [Ash/Field Maple/Dog's Mercury] woodland

9
MG06

Lolium perenne - Cynosurus cristatus [Perennial ryegrass/Crested dog's tail] grassland

9
H08

Calluna vulgaris - Ulex Gallii [Ling/Western gorse] heath

7
W16

Quercus - Betula - Deschampsia flexuosa [Oak/Birch/Wavy Hair-grass] woodland

7
MG07

Lolium perenne [Perennial ryegrass] and related species grassland

7
H04

Ulex gallii - Agrostis curtisii [Western gorse/Bristle bent] heath

6
Site Diary
Diary Date Notes Project Click for records and photos
19-08-12

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The number of species recorded per species group: