Rake Hanger

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Rake Hanger
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Black Pond from Rake Hanger - geograph.org.uk - 300687.jpg
Area of SearchWest Sussex
Grid referenceSU 795 266[1]
InterestBiological
Area28.2 hectares (70 acres)[1]
Notification1988[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Rake Hanger is a 28.2-hectare (70-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north-west of Midhurst in West Sussex.[1][2]

Sessile oak is dominant on the steep slope of this site, while alder is the most common tree at the waterlogged foot of the scarp. There are lichens associated with ancient woodland, such as Thelotrema lepadinum and Haematomma elatinum. Great tussock sedge, bur-reed and great reedmace grow on the banks of two ponds.[3]

A public footpath goes through the site.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Rake Hanger". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Map of Rake Hanger". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Rake Hanger citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 15 May 2019.

Coordinates: 51°01′59″N 0°52′05″W / 51.033°N 0.868°W / 51.033; -0.868