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Helmdon Disused Railway
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of Search Northamptonshire
Interest Biological
Area 16.6 hectares
Notification 1990
Location map Magic Map

Helmdon Disused Railway is a 16.6 hectare linear biological Site of Special Scientific Interest between Helmdon and Brackley in Northamptonshire.

This site is the former embankment and cutting of the Great Central Railway, which closed in 1966. It is Jurassic grassland, and limestone spoil heaps have a very diverse floral community. Butterfies include the nationally scarce wood white and five nationally declining species. It is the only location in the county for the small blue butterfly.

A public footpath runs along the site.

The route of the HS2 High Speed railway crosses the southern end of the site.

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