IMPORTANT NOTICE. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic ALL guided walks have been cancelled until further notice
Reserve Meeting Points
- Yew Hill. Meet at at end of Old Kennels Lane (SU451 269) near junction Port Lane/ Millers lane or join us on the Reserve. (SU455264).
- Bentley Station Meadow. Meet as per event details. Vistors to Bentley Station Meadow are reminded that tickets have to be purchased to park in the station car park at all times it seems. Double yellow lines now exist along much of Station Road. A forest car park is available at SU802432. The usual warning for countryside car parks regarding thefts from cars applies, sadly.
- Magdalen Hill Down. Meet in the gravel car park opposite Magdalen Hill Cemetery on the B3404 ( approximately 0.5 miles west of Percy Hobbs Roundabout. Grid reference SU511295). Magdalen Hill Down is a splendid example of chalk downland. The original reserve is ancient downland and is quite steep but has a path along the top and a diagonal path from top to bottom and a rougher path along the eastern side of the bottom. The extension to the reserve situated to the east (behind Magdalen Hill cemetery) is not as steep and affords easy walking conditions. It was an ex-arable field sown with native grasses and wild flowers in 1997. Magdalen Hill Down North is an imaginative project jointly undertaken with Hampshire County Council in 2004 and now part of the reserve, which now extends to 110 acres.
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