Wouldham to Detling Escarpment
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Wouldham to Detling Escarpment
Wouldham to Detling Escarpment
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Blue Bell Hill, viewed from near Anchor Farm, Aylesford.jpg
Blue Bell Hill
Area of SearchKent
Grid referenceTQ 753 611[1]
InterestBiological
Geological
Area311.2 hectares (769 acres)[1]
Notification1990[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Wouldham to Detling Escarpment is a 311.2-hectare (769-acre) biological and geological Site of Special Scientific Interest which stretches from Wouldham to Detling, north of Maidstone in Kent.[1][2] Part of it is a Geological Conservation Review site,[3] and it is part of the North Downs Woodlands Special Area of Conservation[4] and the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[5] It is a Nature Conservation Review site, Grade I[6] and it includes three Kent Wildlife Trust nature reserves[7][8][9] and a Local Nature Reserve,[10]

This stretch of chalk escarpment has woodland, unimproved grassland and scrub. Plants include the nationally rare meadow clary and there are several scarce invertebrates. There are many Mesozoic fossil fishes in an excellent state of preservation.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Wouldham to Detling Escarpment". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Wouldham to Detling Escarpment". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Culand Pits, Burnham (Jurassic - Cretaceous Reptilia)". Geological Conservation Review. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Archived from the original on 12 January 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ ndsac>"Designated Sites View: North Downs Woodlands". Special Area of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Wouldham to Detling Escarpment citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Ratcliffe, Derek, ed. (1977). A Nature Conservation Review. 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. pp. 47, 118. ISBN 0521 21403 3.
  7. ^ "Blue Bell Hill". Kent Wildlife Trust. Archived from the original on 2018-01-03. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "The Larches". Kent Wildlife Trust. Archived from the original on 2018-01-03. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Westfield Wood". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "Designated Sites View: Boxley Warren". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 2018.

Coordinates: 51°19?19?N 0°30?50?E / 51.322°N 0.514°E / 51.322; 0.514


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