Habitat Atlas - Calcareous Grassland
- BAP Broad habitat category Calcareous grassland
Total Area in County
Calcareous grassland is almost restricted to the limestone of 'White Peak' and the Weaver Hills and forms an important feature in both the Manifold and Dove Valleys. There are a scattering of calcareous grasslands throughout the county and a further significant outcrop in Dudley in the Black Country.
Calcareous grassland is important for many lime-loving plant species which are almost restricted to these areas including twayblade and rock-rose.
- This figure is based upon the SWT/SER habitat mapping which presently only covers 50% of the county so the figure is likely to be an under estimate, particularly for poor habitats, i.e. those not contained within Local Wildlife Sites
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