Wessex Group: Fontmell Down, Dorset

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16 January 2022 (10:30 - 15:30)

Leader: Andrew Branson

A chance to explore this escarpment on the western edge of Cranborne Chase which has extensive areas of excellent chalk downland habitat, owned by the Dorset Wildlife Trust and The National Trust. There is a good range of bryophytes, including such species as Entodon concinnus, Tortella (Pleurochaete) squarrosa and Ephemerum recurvifolium. There is also scrub and woodland to explore. Please note that some of the slopes are steep.

Park at the NT Spread Eagle Hill car park south of Melbury Abbas at ST 886187.

Location:

Fontmell Down, nr Melbury Abbas