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Culver Down, Isle of Wight

Culver Down
Culver Down is a chalk down found to the north of Sandown on the Isle of Wight, which itself is separated from the southern coast of England by the Solent . Culver Down possesses wildlife typical to the chalk downland in the areas left untouched by cultivation. Rare plants found there include the small scabious, harebell, cowslip, horseshoe vetch, yellow-wort and lady’s bedstraw. Breeding peregrine falcons have also been spotted there as have some rare and uncommon species of insect. Along with Bembridge Down, Culver Down forms a Sight of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The cliffs are home to various species of birds and give spectacular views over the English Channel.

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The Needles
The Solent
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