April 19th 2015 – Hambledon Hill, Dorset

This chalk hill overlooking the Blackmore Vale is capped by a spectacular series of ancient earthworks and has a rich vascular plant flora. There are also records for a good range of chalk specialist bryophytes, such as Ephemerum recurvifolium, Pleurochaete and Entodon. The site has recently been acquired by the National Trust, so now is a good time to see how the bryophytes are faring on this iconic site. Steep slopes and slippery ground.

Parking is limited near the hill so we will initially meet at the car park at Child Okeford Community Centre, Station Road DT11 8EL; ST 833123.

Leader: Andrew Branson.

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