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Broughton Down

Some of the best views in Hampshire from this flower rich downland

Broughton Down is a chalk grassland with a steep chalk ridge with fringing woodland. Typical plants can be found here and include species such as horseshoe vetch and frog orchids. Large numbers of butterflies live here and include species such as chalkhill blue and dark green fritillary. A special feature here is an ancient droveway and round barrow

Nearby nature reserves

Blackmoor Copse
4 miles - Wiltshire Wildlife Trust
Cockey Down
8 miles - Wiltshire Wildlife Trust
Fishlake Meadows
8 miles - Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

1 mile from Broughton village
Broughton village
SO20 8DA (to Buckholt Road)
Map reference
SU 292 329
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Opening Times
Open at all times
25.00 hectares
Unsurfaced paths are uneven and steep in places. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Walking information
Unsurfaced paths are uneven and steep in places
Park just past Southern Water Reservoir
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Mike Allen
Tel: 07831 692963