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Brading Down
LNR Type: Rural
County: Isle Of Wight
Natural England
Regional Team:
South East
Year of Declaration: 2011
Declaring Authority: Isle of Wight Council
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: SZ 596 868
Location: Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 0ES
Owned by: Isle of Wight Council
Managed by: Isle of Wight Council
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: West of Brading on the eastern end of the central chalk ridge of the Isle of Wight.
Brading Down Road, off the main A3055 New Road, Brading,
Train: Brading station
Visitor facilities: Access is available from the car parks bordering the main Newport to Brading Road
Footpaths and bridleways, educational leaflets
What to see: Brading Down is 35 hectares of south facing chalk grassland, the thin chalk soils to the east of the site support a typical downland plant community with pyramidal orchids being a particular feature in the summer.
The ancient field system on Brading Down is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, and there are stunning panoramic views of the eastern side of the Isle of Wight.
The site is good for butterflies.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Wildlife Warriors who help to manage the Isle of Wight Councils LNR's
Tasks are usually arranged for the first Tuesday of every month, at various sites but please check details.
Tel 823893

Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Isle of Wight Council
Tel (01983) 821000

Website address and other links:
alternatively try and search for Brading Down local Nature Reserve

laast updated 16/03/13
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