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Notice: Please be aware that cattle are currently grazing on Pepperbox Hill

Chalk ridge landmark with far-reaching views and rich natural heritage

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.

50 things to do before you're 11¾

We've put together a list of 50 of the ultimate outdoor activities we think all kids should experience. Up for the challenge? Find out which of the 50 things you can tick off your list here on Pepperbox Hill, including climb a tree, build a den and make a trail with sticks.

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