Also known as The Sanctuary the site consists of chalk grassland, scrub and semi-natural woodland on a south facing coombe and slope on the edge of High Salvington and within the South Downs National Park.
A mixture of mature scrub and semi-natural woodland with a fern rich ground layer running between old green lanes. Species include:
- Oak (Quercus robur and Quercus cerris)
- Ash (Fraxinus excelsior)
- Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
Worthing Conservation Volunteers and The Green Team assist in the management by coppicing to rejuvenate scrub species and creating glades.
Unimproved and species rich chalk grassland fields are found on the main slope where a hay meadow cutting regime is used to preserve its floral diversity. Species found include Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) and Small Scabious (Scabiosa columbaria).
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Page last updated: 19 November 2013