Church Ope Cove

A small secluded rocky beach on the sheltered eastern side of Portland and a nearby cliff ledge

 

Site Name Church Ope Cove
Protection
  • Open Access
  • Site of Scientific Interest
Interest
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County Dorset
More Information https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_Ope_Cove
SSSI https://designatedsites.naturalengland.org.uk/SiteDetail.aspx?SiteCode=S1000128…
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Church Ope Cove

Church Ope Cove

50.538368360995, -2.428041658162
Open Access, 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
H6

Sand Dunes

14
B3

Calcareous Grassland

13
H8

Maritime cliff and slope

10
A1.1

Broad-leaf Woodland

9
B2

Neutral Grassland

9
A1.3

Mixed Woodland

8
J3

Built-up areas

7
A2

Scrub

6
J1

Cultivated/disturbed land

6
c3.1

Other tall herb & fen - ruderal

4
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
W08

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

8
W09

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

7
W10

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

7
MG01

Arrhenatherum elatius [False Oat-grass] grassland

6
W21

Crataegus monogyna - Hedera helix [Hawthorn/Ivy] scrub

5
CG03

Bromopsis erecta [Upright Brome] grassland

4
CG07

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

4
W22

Prunus spinosa - Rubus fruticosus [Blackthorn/Bramble] scrub

4
MG05

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

4
CG02

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

3
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Site Diary
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16-07-13

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The number of species recorded per species group: