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Noar Hill

Noar Hill lies just above the Hampshire village of Selbourne, made famous by the naturalist Gilbert White in his ground-breaking publication "The Natural History of Selborne", published in 1787.

Noar Hill reserve is an ancient chalk quarry, and now comprises a mosaic of hillocks and hollows that provide a wealth of different conditions in which chalk-loving flora can thrive, and this in turn brings in rare butterflies and other insects. The reserve is managed by the Hampshire Wildlife Trust, and full details can be found on the Trust's web-site here.