Fontmell Down. Photo: Ian Andrews (CC BY-SA 2.0)
This superb chalk downland site is a large valley of 145 acres. 31 species of butterfly are regularly recorded, plus 7 others seen at odd times. Site of Special Scientific Interest. Good for orchids.
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Fontmell Down website
Habitat and features
What to see
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Barred Tooth-striped Moth, Mother Shipton, Burnet Companion, Wood Tiger, Five-spot Burnet, Six-spot Burnet
Yellowhammer, Skylark, Dormouse
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Wooded side of Fontmell Down. Photo: Chris (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Fontmell Down Guided Walk. Photo: Brian Arnold
Fontmell Down, Fore Top and Longcombe Bottom aerial. Photo: Chris (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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