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Catherington Down
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of Search Hampshire
Interest Biological
Area 12.8 hectares (32 acres)
Notification 1984
Location map Magic Map

Catherington Down is a 12.8-hectare (32-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Catherington in Hampshire. It is also a Local Nature Reserve

This western sloping site is chalk grassland with prominent lynchet strips dating to the Middle Ages. It is managed by grazing and has a variety of chalk herbs, such as pyramidal orchid, round-headed rampion and autumn lady's-tresses. There is also a narrow belt of woodland.

There is access by footpaths from Catherington Lane.

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