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Barton Common

Barton Common

A lovely place to walk with stunning views of the Isle of Wight.

This habitat is an oasis of rich bio-diversity supporting nationally important plant species, such as heath spotted orchid and heath milkwort. As well as plants, there are birds to see such as Linnets, Yellowhammers, Whitethroats, and there are butterflies such as Meadow Brown, Silver-washed Fritillaries and Green Hairstreak. New Forest ponies were re-introduced to the Common and now their grazing has helped restore the grassland while we also manage some areas by cutting and burning of invasive gorse. Dog friendly, whilst on a walk don’t forget to take the time to admire the views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight.

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