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Martin Down Hampshire

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Martin Down is a 350 hectare lowland grassland reserve and is one of the largest areas of uninterrupted chalk downland in Britain.  It is home to an exceptional collection of plants, animals and butterflies associated with chalk downland and scrub habitats, including a number of rare or threatened species.

Notable plants found in the area include bastard toadflax, field fleawort, early gentian and lesser centaury. Twelve orchid species have also been identified, including burnt-tip, green-winged, greater butterfly and frog.  Brown Hares are found throughout the site.  Birds found at Martin Down include turtle dove, grey partridge, nightingale, skylark, yellowhammer and linnet. Hobby and quail may also be encountered and Montagu’s harrier and stone curlew sometimes visit the site.

RPS Members Free, non-RPS £5

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Event Organiser

Duncan Locke


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Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy:

Refunds will not be given for cancellations within 14 days of the event.


Martin Down National Nature Reserve Hampshire

A354 at between Salisbury and Blandford Forum




Martin Down