Swyre Head

The highest point of the Purbeck cliffs; wonderful views but the 'head' itself is disappointing being just the corner of some improved grazing pasture!

 

Site Name Swyre Head
Protection
  • Open Access
Interest
3
County Dorset
More Information https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/local/swyre-head-purbeck-bh205pd
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Swyre Head

Swyre Head

50.606023241928, -2.094981837315
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3
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

19
J1

Cultivated/disturbed land

17
H6

Sand Dunes

16
A1.1

Broad-leaf Woodland

14
B3

Calcareous Grassland

14
A1.3

Mixed Woodland

11
A2

Scrub

10
B2

Neutral Grassland

9
H8

Maritime cliff and slope

9
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

17
W08

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

13
MG05

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

12
W09

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

11
MG06

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

11
CG03

Bromopsis erecta [Upright Brome] grassland

10
W10

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

10
MG07

Lolium perenne [Perennial ryegrass] and related species grassland

10
CG07

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

9
CG06

Helictotrichon pubescens [Downy Oat-grass] grassland

8
Site Diary
Project:
Diary Date Sort descending Notes Project Click for records and photos
23-07-12

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The number of species recorded per species group: