downland

(redirected from Chalk downland)

downland

(ˈdaʊnlənd)
n
(Physical Geography) another name for downs1
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
uk/ashridge-estate) 5,000 acres of woodlands, commons and chalk downland crisscrossing the Herts/Bucks border along the Chiltern Hills.
It's about what is underneath Britain and in this instance the kind of effects being on chalk downland has on racing.
There's also a Temple of Apollo, two Iron Age forts, woodland and chalk downland walks, gothic ruins, views of King Alfred's Tower and some of the finest follies in Britain.
His argument is because it's a different type of landscape from the nearby chalk downland.
The best-known species, Pulsatilla vulgaris , still grows wild in a few places in Britain on chalk downland.
It is set in the beautiful Chiltern Hills and boasts 33 miles of footpaths and bridleways leading over the open chalk downland of Coombe Hill or to the shaded woods of Boddington Hill.
We need sheep farming to maintain our nationally important wildlife on chalk downland and heather moorland,' he said.
You compare various other chalk habitats, so we are surprised that you didn't mention the other major British chalk downland and coast at Flamborough Head.
Hobby bought Brightwalton ten years ago and developed 120 acres of chalk downland that had been used for hay and sheep for the past 20 years into a slick stud.