Firle Escarpment

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Firle Escarpment
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Cowslips on Firle escarpment.JPG
Cowslips on Firle Escarpment
Firle Escarpment is located in East Sussex
Firle Escarpment
Shown within East Sussex
Area of Search East Sussex
Grid reference TQ480061
Coordinates 50°50′06″N 0°06′29″E / 50.835°N 0.108°E / 50.835; 0.108Coordinates: 50°50′06″N 0°06′29″E / 50.835°N 0.108°E / 50.835; 0.108
Interest Biological
Area 301.3 ha (745 acres)
Notification 1985 (1985)
Natural England website

Firle Escarpment is a Site of Special Scientific Interest falling within the South Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the county of East Sussex, England. The area is of biological interest due to its chalk grassland habitat supporting many species of flora, including the rare early spider orchid Ophrys sphegodes.

References[edit]

"SSSI Citation — Firle Escarpment" (PDF). Natural England. Retrieved 2008-11-09.