Purbeck Ridge (West Hill and Knowle Hill)

The Purbeck Ridge continues west from Corfe Castle as West Hill and then becomes Knowle Hill as you pass Church Knowle.

 

Site Name Purbeck Ridge (West Hill and Knowle Hill)
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County Dorset
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Purbeck Ridge (West Hill and Knowle Hill)

Purbeck Ridge (West Hill and Knowle Hill)

50.640621637516, -2.066866122175
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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

15
H6

Sand Dunes

13
J1

Cultivated/disturbed land

13
A1.1

Broad-leaf Woodland

12
A1.3

Mixed Woodland

11
B2

Neutral Grassland

10
H8

Maritime cliff and slope

10
A2

Scrub

8
B5

Marsh/marshy Grassland

8
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
MG01

Arrhenatherum elatius [False Oat-grass] grassland

22
CG03

Bromopsis erecta [Upright Brome] grassland

22
CG02

Festuca ovina - Helictotrichon pratense [Sheep's Fescue/Meadow Oat-grass] grassland

21
MG05

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

19
CG06

Helictotrichon pubescens [Downy Oat-grass] grassland

19
CG07

Festuca ovina - Pilosella officinarum - Thymus polytrichum [Sheeps Fescue/Mouse-ear hawkweed/Wild Thyme] grassland

18
CG01

Festuca ovina - Calluna vulgaris [Sheeps Fescue/Ling] grassland

18
CG10

Festuca ovina - Agrostis capillaris - Thymus polythricus [Sheeps Fescue/Common Bent/Wild Thyme] grassland

14
W08

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

12
W09

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

11
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The number of species recorded per species group:
Title No of Species Recorded
Flowering Plants 118
Insects & other inverts 37
Birds 15