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Honeysuckle Lane

Honeysuckle Lane,
West Sussex

General information

Honeysuckle Lane 200 x 150

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.

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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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