Blackdown, Sussex

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Blackdown, Sussex: Black Down is part of the Greensand Ridge of the north Weald and at 280 metres is the highest point in Sussex. It forms a prominent landmark for miles around and commands good views across the well-wooded landscape of the Weald. The plateau was once an extensive heath created by grazing and managed as common pasture with bracken cut for bedding and fuel collected from the woodland fringe, which contains some old wood pasture. Marley Common lies to the west of Black Down and is a mixture of wood and heath. Pine and birch scrub is currently being restored to heathland to benefit specialised wildlife.

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South Downs, Sussex, Home Counties, South East England, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
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Blackdown, Black Down

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