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Blow's Down
Paul Young

The slopes are home to possibly the largest population of great pignut in the country. Field and small scabious, and black and greater knapweed combine to give the hillside an infusion of late summer hues that are only equalled by the carpet of orchids in some parts of the site earlier in the year.

In spring and autumn visitors can enjoy the regular passing of migrant birds, feeding up before heading off once again on their way to their nesting or wintering grounds. Wheatear, stonechat, whinchat and ring ouzel are among the favourites that may be seen. Much of the site is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Location

Postcode: LU5 4AE

Latitude / Longitude: 51.8819993, -0.5011486

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