A chalk valley within a largely clay-with flints area of the Berkshire Downs extending from just south of Farmborough in the north to Leckhampstead in the south.

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Joint Character Area: Berkshire and Marlborough Downs.

Geology: Chalk slopes with clay-with-flints at the edge and on the east facing. Head is found along the valley bottom.

Topography: Mainly the eastern, west facing slope along a dry dipslope valley in the Downs. Extends onto the more gently sloping eastern bank in places



Lowland calcareous grassland: Chalk grassland restoration has occurred on a number of fields on the eastern slope.

Woodland: two areas of ancient woodland are found on the eastern slope.

Access: Very limited.

Targets and opportunities: restoration of chalk grassland. Management of woodland.

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