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Maidscross Hill
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Sculpture by Anita Rivera at Maidscross Hill
Area of Search Suffolk
Interest Biological
Area 44.8 hectares
Notification 1986
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Maidscross Hill is a 44.8 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest on the eastern outskirts of Lakenheath in Suffolk. It is a Nature Conservation Review site, Grade I, and larger area of 49.8 hectares is a Local Nature Reserve.

This very dry grassland has four nationally rare plants, Breckland wild thyme, Spanish catchfly, grape hyacinth and sickle medick. The site is not grazed, which has allowed invasion by bracken and scrub, but also increased the nesting sites for birds.

There is access from Broom Road and Maids Cross Hill.

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