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Ashford Hill is a British national nature reserve next to the village of Ashford Hill in Hampshire. Part of the reserve is a designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The site is one of Natural Englands nature reserves


The reserve is 23 hectares (57 acres), of which 20.36 hectares (50.3 acres) is SSSI. The area of the national nature reserve which is a SSSI is part of the much bigger SSSI of Ashford Hill Woods and Meadows which is 142.1 hectares (351 acres) in size.

The reserve is a series of low-lying meadows in the valley of a small stream and also features woodland areas. The meadows area mix of London Clay and Bagshot beds.

The stream is called Baughurst Brook and eventually drains into the River Enborne.


The wooded areas are believed to be part of the medieval royal forest of Pamber.


The nature reserve has the following fauna:



  • High brown fritillary
  • Orange tip
  • Purple emperor
  • Pearl-bordered fritillary
  • Green hairstreak
  • Mother Shipton moth
  • Burnet companion
  • Emerald pot-bellied beetle
  • Brimstone
  • Narrow bordered bee hawkmoth
  • Peacock
  • Four-spotted chaser
  • Small copper
  • Small yellow underwing
  • Scorpion fly
  • Green-veined white
  • Common blue
  • Speckled yellow
  • Straw dot moth
  • Painted lady
  • Yellow meadow ant


The nature reserve has the following flora:


  • Alder
  • Hawthorn


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