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Broughton Down
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of Search Hampshire
Interest Biological
Area 45.8 hectares (113 acres)
Notification 1984
Location map Magic Map

Broughton Down is a 45.8-hectare (113-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Broughton in Hampshire. The eastern half is a nature reserve managed by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

This sloping site on chalk has grassland which is grazed by rabbits and has many anthills. There are also areas of scrub and mature woodland. Insects include silver-spotted skipper, Duke of Burgundy fritillary and Essex skipper butterflies and chalk carpet moths.

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