Hollingbourne Downs

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Hollingbourne Downs
Site of Special Scientific Interest
View over Hollingbourne Downs(SSSI), Kent, UK.jpg
Area of SearchKent
Grid referenceTQ 849 557[1]
InterestBiological
Area60.9 hectares (150 acres)[1]
Notification1986[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Hollingbourne Downs is a 60.9-hectare (150-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Maidstone in Kent.[1][2]

This escarpment has unimproved chalk grassland and beech woodland. The dominant grasses are tor-grass, upright brome and sheep's fescue, and shrub species on woodland margins include the wayfaring-tree and traveller's-joy.[3]

The site is crossed by several public footpaths.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Hollingbourne Downs". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Hollingbourne Downs". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Hollingbourne Downs citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 12 February 2018.

Coordinates: 51°16′12″N 0°38′56″E / 51.27°N 0.649°E / 51.27; 0.649