Rewilding Waterhall: a rare chalk grassland in the South Downs
Chalk grassland is one of the rarest habitats in the world. In a single square metre you can find over 20 species of butterfly and up to 40 species of wildflowers.
Waterhall in the South Downs National park is a prime example of this kind of landscape but it needs restoration, having been used as a golf course. A determined team, led by Brighton and Hove Council Ranger Paul Gorringe and volunteers, are now working to restore the chalk grassland and improve habitats for insects, birds, and bats.
Wilding Waterhall is part of the Changing Chalk partnership, which aims to restore lost landscapes and habitats, bring history and local cultures to life and provide new experiences in the outdoors.
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