One of the most interesting chalk grassland and scrub sites in Britain, rich in flowers and butterflies

Noar Hill was once the site of medieval chalk workings but is now carpeted by flowering plants growing on the chalk. The ridges, banks and hollows here provide a variety of niches that allow many different species to thrive. There are a large number of breeding butterflies (over 35 species) and over a dozen species of orchid can be found here.

Nearby nature reserves

Weavers Down Bog
4 miles - Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust
Shutts Copse
7 miles - Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust
Chappetts Copse
8 miles - Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust

Nature reserve map

Reserve information

Location
One mile south of Selborne
Selborne
Hampshire
Map reference
SU 742 319
Great for...
butterflies
wildflowers
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
20.00 hectares
Access
Please keep to the paths to avoid trampling the plants. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Walking information
Please keep to the paths to avoid trampling the plants
Parking
Park in Selborne village, 1 mile NW.
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Yes
Reserve manager
Mike Allen
Tel: 07831 692963
feedback@hiwwt.org.uk