Eggardon Hill

An impressive iron age hill fort with good chalk grassland flora on the earth walls.

 
 

Site Name Eggardon Hill
Protection
  • National Trust
  • Site of Scientific Interest
Interest
2
County Dorset
More Information https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/eggardon-hill
SSSI https://designatedsites.naturalengland.org.uk/SiteDetail.aspx?SiteCode=S1003437…
Site Projects
Eggardon Hill

Eggardon Hill

50.750377719271, -2.6512934543867
National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
2
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
H6

Sand Dunes

19
B3

Calcareous Grassland

15
H8

Maritime cliff and slope

15
H2

Saltmarsh

11
B2

Neutral Grassland

9
A1.1

Broad-leaf Woodland

8
A2

Scrub

8
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
CG02

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

17
CG03

Bromopsis erecta [Upright Brome] grassland

15
CG01

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

14
CG06

Helictotrichon pubescens [Downy Oat-grass] grassland

14
MG05

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

13
CG10

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

12
MG01

Arrhenatherum elatius [False Oat-grass] grassland

12
CG07

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

11
MG06

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

8
MG07

Lolium perenne [Perennial ryegrass] and related species grassland

7
Site Notables
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Site Diary
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01-07-15

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The number of species recorded per species group:
Title No of Species Recorded
Flowering Plants 50
Insects & other inverts 7
Birds 2