Pepperbox Hill

Commanding the high point on the chalk ridge south-east of Salisbury, Pepperbox Hill is topped by an early example of a brick folly. Thought to have been built by Giles Eyre of Brickworth House, it may have served as a viewpoint for ladies following the hunt, a haunt for highwaymen and a lookout post for the home guard. Surrounding the folly is a diverse habitat, produced by the scrub-grassland mosaic, supporting several rare or uncommon species including orchids, juniper and yew woodland. The adjacent chalk downland is a significant site in Wiltshire for rare butterfly species, including the duke of burgundy.

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