Giant Hill

The hill upon which the famous Cerne Giant is engraved and is home to chalk grassland and scrub

 
 

Site Name Giant Hill
Protection
  • National Trust
  • Site of Scientific Interest
Interest
2
County Dorset
More Information https://www.dorsetbutterflies.com/places/cerne-giant-hill/
SSSI https://designatedsites.naturalengland.org.uk/SiteDetail.aspx?SiteCode=S1003530…
Site Projects
Giant Hill

Giant Hill

50.814031703631, -2.4736057410615
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
A1.1

Broad-leaf Woodland

11
H2

Saltmarsh

11
A1.3

Mixed Woodland

10
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
MG01

Arrhenatherum elatius [False Oat-grass] grassland

14
W08

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

13
W09

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

13
CG02

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

12
CG01

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

11
CG06

Helictotrichon pubescens [Downy Oat-grass] grassland

11
MG05

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

11
CG03

Bromopsis erecta [Upright Brome] grassland

10
CG07

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

9
CG10

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

9
Site Notables
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Site Diary
Project:
Diary Date Sort descending Notes Project Click for records and photos
23-05-18

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The number of species recorded per species group:
Title No of Species Recorded
Flowering Plants 52
Insects & other inverts 32
Birds 6
Non-flowering Plants 1