Martin Down Nature Reserve
Martin Down is a national nature reserve covering some 336 hectares and jointly owned and managed by Natural England and the Hampshire County Council.

Although one of the largest areas of chalk grassland in the country, Martin Down represents a small remnant of downland which once covered the chalk. The site includes grassland and woodland, supporting a wide range of wild flowers, insects and birds.

The down is rich in archaeology, dating from the Neolithic Bokerley Ditch to the Rifle Range used during the Second World War.
Martin Down Nature Reserve is managed by:
Natural England, 1 East Parade, Sheffield, S1 2ET

Tel:0300 060 6000

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Access via the A354 between Salisbury and Blandford Forum or along the A338 to Fordingbridge and then down the country lanes to the village of Martin.
There is a car park on the A354 and another at the end of Sillens Lane, a small track leading from the centre of the Martin village.
Natural England has adopted the principle of 'Access for All' on its National Nature Reserves, including visitors with physical disabilities or special needs.
However, many NNRs, by their very nature, are difficult to access due to the ruggedness of the habitat and this may be the case with Martin Down.


Martin Down Nature Reserve, Hampshire
Martin Down Nature Reserve, Hampshire