Woldingham and Oxted Downs

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Woldingham and Oxted Downs
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of SearchSurrey
Grid referenceTQ 370 542[1]
InterestBiological
Area128.4 hectares (317 acres)[1]
Notification1986[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Woldingham and Oxted Downs is a 128.4-hectare (317-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Caterham in Surrey.[1][2]

This sloping site on the North Downs has species-rich chalk grassland, woodland and scrub. Common plants in grazed areas include red fescue, sheep’s fescue, quaking grass, yellow oat grass, purging flax, bee orchid, thyme, common centaury and yellow-wort.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Woldingham and Oxted Downs". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Woldingham and Oxted Downs". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Woldingham and Oxted Downs citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 21 November 2018.

Coordinates: 51°16′12″N 0°02′17″W / 51.270°N 0.038°W / 51.270; -0.038