Hackpen Hill

Site details

UK map showing location of Hackpen Hill Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Hackpen Hill SAC/SCI/cSAC
 

Note:

When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.

Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site

Not applicable

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites)

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

1654 Early gentian  Gentianella anglica
Hackpen Hill is an extensive area of unimproved chalk grassland in the Downs. The site has a variety of aspect and gradients, with the grassland dominated by red fescue Festuca rubra and upright brome Bromus erectus. The herb flora includes a significant population of early gentian Gentianella anglica, as well as autumn gentian Gentianella amarella, fragrant orchid Gymnadenia conopsea, frog orchid Coeloglossum viride, horseshoe vetch Hippocrepis comosa, common rock-rose Helianthemum nummularium and dwarf thistle Cirsium acaule.

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

Not applicable.


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