Combe Down Environment

Combe Down Environment

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Combe Down and its surrounding area is of great value for nature conservation with a wide variety of flora and fauna including wild populations of bats, deer and badgers. A significant amount of land in Combe Down is designated as sites of special nature conservation interest.

The stone mines are of particular significance, comprising part of the Combe Down and Bathampton Down Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and forming part of the Bath and Bradford-on-Avon Bats Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

The high value of the nature conservation designations made ecology and the natural environment a key issue throughout the stabilisation project.