Additional FeaturesNature Reserve
DescriptionCoombe Bissett Down is a small chalk downland reserve with walking trail overlooking a beautiful valley south west of the city of Salisbury.
It is worth a visit at any time of year for its sweeping views, swooping curves, and steep slopes patterned by medieval terraces.
Walk the slopes in the summer months and you will see they are ablaze with flowers and butterflies – from the cowslips in April, through to September when they are a purple haze of devil’s-bit scabious. The peak of flower power is late May and early June.
The reserve is restored downland for the benefit of birds and invertebrates. Wildflowers like the pyramidal orchid are returning.
Coombe Bissett is the farm base Wiltshire Wildlife Trust for the southern reserves with cattle and sheep bred for conservation grazing.
Please note that you must keep dogs on a lead
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