Wilmington Downs

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Wilmington Downs
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Long Man of Wilmington.jpg
Wilmington Downs is located in East Sussex
Wilmington Downs
Location within East Sussex
Area of Search East Sussex
Grid reference TQ545035
Coordinates 50°48′36″N 0°11′38″E / 50.810°N 0.194°E / 50.810; 0.194Coordinates: 50°48′36″N 0°11′38″E / 50.810°N 0.194°E / 50.810; 0.194
Interest Biological
Area 208.2 ha (514 acres)
Notification 1953 (1953)
Natural England website

Wilmington Downs is a Site of Special Scientific Interest which is part of the South Downs in East Sussex, England. The area is of biological interest due to its rare chalk grassland habitat.

The area is also of archaeological interest with the Long Man of Wilmington carved into its surface. In addition, there are earthworks from stone age flint mines.

References[edit]

"SSSI Citation — Wilmington Downs" (PDF). Natural England. Retrieved 2008-11-09.