Butser Hill

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Butser Hill is a vast irregularly shaped hill whose plateau-like top was in regular use throughout prehistory. Neolithic flints and axes have been uncovered at this site, Bronze age round barrows still survive at various spots on the hill and there is also evidence of Iron Age and Romano-British field systems on the summit with defensive earthworks across the approach spurs.


Butser Hill is the rich variety of flora and fauna located upon the hill. Butser Hill is chalk grassland sites for its rich vascular flora, and is the richest chalk grassland site in Hampshire in terms of its bryophyte (125 species) and lichen (82 species) flora. As well as this, over 30 species of butterfly have been recorded

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