Ham Hill Nature Reserve
Ham Hill Nature Reserve run by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Ham has a population of Musk Orchid, a nationally scarce species that is found in very few sites.
Ham Hill is a tiny area of steeply sloping chalk downland strewn with wildflowers. The views from the top of the embankment on a bright, clear day are unforgettable.
The reserve is part of a holloway (or sunken trackway) dating back to Saxon or medieval times on the route from Hungerford to Andover.
It was formed by the trudging of many feet over hundreds of years either climbing or descending from the chalk downland into the lower lying Vale of Pewsey.
This reserve is not suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Please stay on the path and do not climb the northwest-facing slope as this will damage wildflowers, particularly the orchids. Dogs on leads are welcome.
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Listing Title: Ham Hill Nature Reserve