Small, but perfectly formed, Coulters Dean is home to small blue butterflies, green hairstreaks and chalkhill blues. The chalk grassland is spectacular in the late spring, with beautiful drifts of colour from a carpet of wildflowers, including early purple, fragrant, pyramidal and greater butterfly orchid. If we are lucky, we might find the interestingly named cheese snail, so called because its shell resembles a round of cheese.
The car park is very close to the 5 Bells pub, so why not end your walk with a leisurely drink or meal in their garden.
It is recommended that you bring a hand lens/magnifying glass/good camera and/or download the free plant ID app ‘Seek’ on your phone.
This walk is not suitable for children or dogs.