Winspit

A long time abandoned stone quarry offering excellent views of the Purbeck coast and some interesting wildlife

 

Site Name Winspit
Protection
  • Open Access
  • Site of Scientific Interest
Interest
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County Dorset
More Information https://www.dorsets.co.uk/attractions/winspit-quarry.htm
SSSI https://designatedsites.naturalengland.org.uk/SiteDetail.aspx?SiteCode=S1002501…
Site Projects
Winspit

Winspit

50.58411421928, -2.0353019411428
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

15
B3

Calcareous Grassland

14
H8

Maritime cliff and slope

13
A1.1

Broad-leaf Woodland

9
B2

Neutral Grassland

9
B5

Marsh/marshy Grassland

8
J1

Cultivated/disturbed land

8
A1.3

Mixed Woodland

7
A2

Scrub

7
J3

Built-up areas

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

22
MG05

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

17
CG03

Bromopsis erecta [Upright Brome] grassland

16
CG02

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

15
W08

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

15
CG06

Helictotrichon pubescens [Downy Oat-grass] grassland

13
CG07

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

13
W09

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

13
CG01

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

12
MG06

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

11
The number of species recorded per species group: