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Castle Hill
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of Search East Sussex
Interest Biological
Area 114.6 hectares (283 acres)
Notification 1986
Location map Magic Map

Castle Hill is a 114.6-hectare (283-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest on the eastern outskirts of Brighton in East Sussex. It is a Special Area of Conservation and Nature Conservation Review site. The northern half is a National Nature Reserve

This is chalk grassland, which is a nationally uncommon habitat. It is rich in flowering plants and there are areas of scrub which are valuable for breeding birds. The diverse orthopteran insect species include the nationally rare wart-biter grasshopper.

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