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[updated: May 2022]

Please note these locations and boundaries are based on best information available to the author. They are not intended to be legally definitive, but are intended to be indicative areas to assist in understanding more about local nature features.

  • Details can be updated if specific information is received from a competent source.

  • Local Nature Reserves (LNR) are indicated with detailed boundaries and edged and shaded in GREEN. [8 SITES]

  • Local Wildlife Sites (LWS) are indicated with edges in RED. Damaged sites are shaded dark GREY [145 SITES]

  • Local Geological Sites (LGS) are indicated as areas with soft edges and shading in 'IRONSTONE' BROWN. [6 SITES]

  • Marine Sites (MCZ) are indicated with boundaries and shading in BLUE. [5 SITES]

Note: If you are familiar with GIS mapping the .kml file can be downloaded here...

Alphabetical List (alternative names in brackets)

BH_LNR Beacon Hill_LNRBN_LNR Benfield Hil_LNRBV_LNR Bevendean Down_LNRLM_LNR Ladies' Mile Open Space_LNRSP_LNR Stanmer Park/Coldean_LNRWH_LNR Whitehawk/Race Hill_LNRWP_LNR Wild Park_LNRWW_LNR Withdean &Westdene Woods_LNR

39ACRE '39 ACRESABRDOS Abinger Road Open SpaceARGYRD Argyle Road AKA Argyle Road Copse ASHTRD Land off Ashurst RoadBEXHRD Land at Bexhill RoadBFTERR Beaufort TerraceBHGOLF Brighton & Hove Golf CourseBKRKBC Black Rock BeachBLSDBD Balsdean Bottom DownsBLSDDE Balsdean Down EastBLSDDN Balsdean Downland NorthBLSDDW Balsdean Downland WestBNFLDC Benfield Valley CentralBNFLDN Benfield Valley North - unconfirmedBNFLDS Benfield Valley SouthBNFLVN North Benfield ValleyBRDCMY Cemeteries off Bear RoadBEBNRG Bridleway East of Benfield RidgeBEVFMS Bevendean Farm SlopeBOSBOT Bostle BottomBRMCPS Bramble Rise CopseBRSIDE Braeside AvenueBRYPOL BraypoolBSNRDS Basin Road SouthBTNGWY Brighton GreenwayBTNLVL The LevelBTNSTN Brighton StationBTNUNI Watt's Bank (was Brighton Uni)BURSWD Burstead WoodsBVFARM Bevendean Farm SlopeCHARFD Castle Hill Arable FieldCHLKSF Chalk Grassland near Saddlescombe FarmCHTTRI/DEPBTM The Chattri - includes 'Deep Bottom'CKRSTE Cockroost Hill EastCKRSTL Cockroost Bottom LynchetCKRSTW Cockroost Hill WestCLFPAS Cliff Corner PastureCLFRDP Cliff Road PaddockCOLDLA Land at Coldean Lane Was called Coldean Lane SlopesCOLCMB Cold CoombesCONYHL Coney HillCONYWD Coney WoodsCOOMMD Coombe Meadow Was named Coombe Farm Meadow. Include extensionCOWDNO Cow Down LWS 1COWDNT Cow Down LWS 2CPSWDC Copse at Woodingdean CemeteryCRDSCH Cardinal Newman SchoolCRSPIN Crespin Way Was known as Crespin Way CopseCRWOOD Craven WoodDTCHRD Ditchling Road Was named Ditchling Road SW DOTSTR Dorothy Stringer SchoolDYKRDS Dyke Road StripDYKTRL Dyke Trail DYKTRS Dyke Trail SouthEASTHL East Hill AKA Casterbridge FarmEBTNGC East Brighton Golf CourseEMSGDN Emmaus Gardens NAMED Emmaus and St Nicholas EWEBTM Ewe Bottom AKA Ewe Bottom HillFALMER Falmer HillFDRVNS Field off Ravenswood DriveFDWNAL Foredown AllotmentsFDWNES Foredown Ridge Eastern Side Was named 'New Barn Farm Slope'FDWEWK Foredown Ridge EarthworkGRNRDG Green Ridge and Coney WoodsHAPPYV Happy ValleyHHDBEV Heath Hill Down, BevendeanHCRFTV Highcroft VillasHHDOWN High Hill DownHHPAST High Hill PastureHIEWBK Hollingbury Industrial Estate Wildlife BankHLFORT Hollingbury FortHODSHV Hodshrove WoodHOGSTB Hogtrough BottomHOLLGC Hollingbury Golf CourseHOLLPK Hollingbury ParkHOLLWD Hollingbury WoodHONEYS HoneysettHOVELG Hove LagoonHPRENG Hove Park Reservoir and The Engineerium GroundsLGRDOS Longhill Road open space (= Ovingdean Copse)LRDSTN London Road StationLOOSBM Loose BottomLOWSTN Lower Standean Was called Standean Cottage DownLIZWBH Liz Williams Butterfly HavenMARINA Marina = Brighton MarinaMDRVWL Wall behind Madeira DriveMLOKFD Mile Oak FieldsMSCBRC Moulsecoomb Rail Corridor Was called Watts Bank Was also known as Brighton UniversityMTPLOV Mount Pleasant, OvingdeanMWVALE Meadow ValeOVDCAT Ovingdean Church to Cattle HillOVHALL Ovingdean HallOVRDHP Ovingdean Road Horse PaddocksOVSCHG Ovingdean School GroundsPANGFO Pangdean Farm & Holt LWS 1PANGFT Pangdean Farm & Holt LWS 2PARKTR Parkmore Terrace Railside PONDBO Pond Brow LWS 1PONDBT Pond Brow LWS 2PTCHFM Patcham Court FarmPTCHFD Patcham Court FieldPAVGDN Pavilion Gardens, BrightonPKCRES Park CrescentPRHSWD Park Royal & High SchoolQRYFLD Quarry Field Was known as Saltdean Chalk Pit QUNSDN Queensdown RDGSTN The Ridge, Stanmer AKA 'Lots Pond to the Ridge' includes 'Tenant, Lain & Moon's Gate Woods' REDHSG Redhill Sports Ground RNDCPS Roundhill Copse ROESSL Roedean School SlopeROTPND Rottingdean PondSALTDN Saltdean Down Was known as Wivelsfield Road GrasslandSALTVL Saltdean ValeSANNWG St Anne's Wells GardensSDHILL Sidehill ScrubSEASAW Land at Sea-Saw WaySHLCYD St Helen's ChurchyardSHPCVL Sheepcote valleySLNCYD St Leonards ChurchyardSPETCH St Peter's ChurchSTANMR Stanmer Park STANCW Stanmer Park / Coldean WoodsSTVRDQ Stevenson Road QuarrySURRFC Surrenden Field CopseSURRRD Surrenden Crescent & Surrenden RoadSWKHLE Southwick Hill East also named OakdeneSWKHLL Southwick Hill (includes Truleigh Hill to Southwick Hill Chalk Grassland - 8 compartments)SWTHIL Sweet Hill ScrubSWUFWD St Wulfran's WoodsTCNCPS Three Cornered CopseTHVOLD Toad's Hole Valley - original locationTHVWSL Toads Hole Valley - Western SlopeVALEPK Vale ParkVALLEY Valley Gardens, BrightonVLKRWY Volk's RailwayWANDOS Wanderdown Road Open SpaceWESLPL Westlain PlantationWHTLNE Land near Whiteway LaneWSTAVE Westfield AvenueWCPARK William Clarke ParkWTRHFS Waterhall Farm SlopeWTRHAL Waterhall Golf CourseWTHDPK Withdean Park including Withdean Park CopseWTHDRC Withdean Railway Corridor (includes Tivoli Copse and Railway Woodland)WDVCMY Woodvale, Extra-mural Downs Cemeteries

BR_LGS Black RockDD_LGS Devil's Dyke Local Geological SiteFB_LGS Friar's BayGL_LGS Goldstone (Hove Park) SD_LGS Saddlescombe Chalk Pit Saddlescombe Chalk Pit, Saddlescombe. Local Geological Site SV_LGS Stanmer Village