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Compton Down

REF NR: 3296

Compton Down is a hill on the Isle of Wight just east of Freshwater Bay. It is a section of the chalk ridge which forms the "backbone" of the Isle of Wight. It runs east to west, is approximately three miles in length and is predominantly grass downland. The Down is owned by and in the care of the National Trust and it provides the idyllic setting for the Freshwater Bay Golf Course which is situated at its western end.
It is a 196.3 hectare Site of special scientific interest. The site was notified in 1951 for both its biological and geological features.


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