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Coulters Dean

A small woodland and chalk grassland reserve, which is now a refuge for many scarce plants and butterflies

The bridle path through this reserve has chalk grassland on one side and woodland on the other. It is full of flowers in spring and summer, providing a valuable nectar source for the multitude of butterflies found here. The rarity Round-Headed Rampion can be found on this site along with eleven species of orchid including butterfly, common spotted and fragrant orchid.


Species and habitats

Grassland, Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Chappetts Copse
6 miles - Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust
Iping and Stedham Commons
7 miles - Sussex Wildlife Trust
Noar Hill
8 miles - Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

1 mile from Buriton
GU31 5RX (to Five Bells pub in Buriton)
Map reference
SU 748 192
Best time to visit
May - Aug
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Opening Times
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4.00 hectares
Gently sloping bridleway bisects site. Down is uneven with cross slope and narrow path. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Walking information
Gently sloping bridleway bisects site. Down is uneven with crossslope and narrow path
As parking is difficult near Coulters Dean, it is recommended that visitors leave their cars at Buriton Pond and follow a signed footpath across the bottom of the meadows behind Buriton Church
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Mike Allen
Tel: 07831 692963