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Chappetts Copse

A beechwood with rich ground flora including several rare species

Many woodland flowers grow here in the dappled light beneath the Beech tresses and in the many clearings. These include several rare species of orchids. To the north of the site the planted yew trees dominate, creating a shadier feel to this part of the reserve, with few flowering plants. Silver-washed fritillary is one of a number of butterfly species to be found in the wood.

 

Species and habitats

Habitats
Woodland
Species
Cowslip, Great Burnet, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mole, Slow-worm

Nearby nature reserves

Shutts Copse
2 miles - Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust
St Clair's Meadow
6 miles - Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust
Coulters Dean
6 miles - Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
1 mile from West Meon
West Meon
Hampshire
GU32 1NB (to Coombe Lane)
Map reference
SU 653 234
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
12.00 hectares
Access
Flat central ride remains dry for much of year. Please keep to the footpaths in spring to avoid damaging plants. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Walking information
flat central ride remains dry for much of year. Please keep to the footpaths in spring to avoid damaging plants
Parking
Parking is to the south of the wood, off the lane in the Forestry Commission access to Hen Wood
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Mike Allen
Tel: 07831 692963
feedback@hiwwt.org.uk