Hazeley Heath

Hazeley Heath

  • Free Parking (In the lay-by opposite Arrow Lane)
  • Notice board
  • Information boards - COMING SOON
  • Viewing point and bench - COMING SOON

Where to find us

Bracknell Lane, Hartley Wintney, nearest postcode RG27 8TS. Grid reference SU 76018 57568.

Parking is available in the lay-by on the B3011 or walk from the central car park in Hartley Wintney. Buses stop on the B3011 by the water tower. There is a network of paths, some on firm gravel and some across wet heathland which have broad walks in places.

About

This is one of the largest tracts of lowland heathland in the region where 90% has been lost in the past 100 years. This endangered environment supports an array of plant and animal communities and it is because of this rich biodiversity that it has been notified a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), by Natural England. It is also part of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (SPA) for its heathland birds.

All group led activities must contact the education ranger before they visit the site.

Hazeley Heath is a peaceful and relaxing environment for those wishing to enjoy nature at its best. The southern section of the common is owned and managed by Hart District Council and the northern section is owned by the RSPB.

Dogs must be kept under close control and on paths between March and mid - September due to ground nesting birds and ideally to heel in the heathland area.

Disabled access is restricted to gravel paths.

Hazeley Heath Management Plan

Wildlife

Top 10 species found at Hazeley Heath:

The top three of the species found here are protected by European legislation. 

  1. Dartford warbler 
  2. Woodlark 
  3. Nightjar 
  4. Grayling butterfly 
  5. Silver studded blue butterfly 
  6. Woodcock 
  7. Stonechat 
  8. Bog asphodel 
  9. Heath spotted orchid 
  10. Adder

Consultative Group 

The consultative group meets quarterly and consists of representatives from the following groups:

Hart District Council

  • RSPB
  • Natural England
  • Hartley Wintney Parish Council
  • Mattingley Parish Council
  • Commoners
  • Small Landowners
  • Easement holders

Meeting Minutes

Where to find us

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