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This area of flowery chalk grassland at the north end of the Chilterns is known for supporting large populations of a number of rare plants, including moon carrot, spotted catsear, field fleawort, burnt tip orchid and pasque flower. Aside from these, there are many other wildflowers present in the spring and summer (including the orchid autumn lady’s tresses), along with splendid butterflies such as common blue, chalkhill blue and brown argus. The site also has some archeological interest due to its' prominent strip lynchett field system.
Parking can be found 500 metres south of the reserve, on the B655 near to the village of Pegsdon.