Pitstone Hill

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Pitstone Hill
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Ridgeway on Pitstone Hill - geograph.org.uk - 575690.jpg
Area of Search Buckinghamshire
Grid reference SP950145
Interest Biological
Area 22.9 hectares
Notification 1984
Location map Magic Map

Pitstone Hill is a 22.9 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Importance east of Pitstone in Buckinghamshire. It is in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is crossed by the Ridgeway National Trail.[1][2]

The site is chalk grassland on a steeply sloping hill, with small areas of woodland and scrub. The richest areas botanically are the lower and steeper slopes, with plants including the nationally scarce pasque flower and field fleawort. Twenty-six species of butterfly have been recorded, and breeding birds include skylarks, meadow pipits and willow warblers.[1]

There is access from Stocks Road.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Pitstone Hill citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Map of Pitstone Hill". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 

Coordinates: 51°49′17″N 0°37′20″W / 51.8215°N 0.622343°W / 51.8215; -0.622343