Things to see & do
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The Dartford warbler is the rarest of eight species of warbler that visit and can be seen all year on the south-west slopes. Bell heather is in full bloom absolutely everywhere.
See the distinctive black and yellow male dragonflies suddenly bursting into flight on the bog ponds. Also, listen out for the ‘loo-loo-loo’ song of the woodlark on the heathlands.
Golden flowers of yellow gorse can be seen all over Black Down. The heady scent of the heather attracts a diverse array of insects that buzz busily in the open heathland.