Odiham Common SSSI

Old Oak at Odiham Common in a woodland clearing.

Site information

  • Colt Hill Wharf car park - access the site via an underpass.
  • Dog friendly
  • Information boards
  • Map and noticeboards
  • Basingstoke Canal runs along the boundary
  • Surfaced and unsurfaced paths

All group-led activities must contact the Education Ranger before they visit the site. Further information on organising educational visits can be found on our Education page

Where you'll find it

Google map image of Odiham CommonLondon Road,
Closest postcode: RG29 1JJ


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What you'll find there

Odiham Common is a beautiful amenity enjoyed by people throughout the district and beyond. The Common is one of the few examples of wood pasture outside the New Forest and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). There is a wildflower meadow called Broad Oak Common that is connected to Odiham Common via a bridge over the Basingstoke Canal.
Coppicing poster

The Common is not suitable for disabled or pushchair access unless ground conditions are very dry.

Please keep dogs under close control.

Management Plan


Top 10 species found at Odiham Common:

  1. Forester moth
  2. White letter hairstreak
  3. Veteran oaks
  4. Adders
  5. Fox
  6. Grass snake
  7. Badgers
  8. Roe deer
  9. Various fungi
  10. Slimes, Water Avens

News and updates

  • No recreational events are being held onsite during the current pandemic.
  • If you are interested in helping out with volunteer tasks once they are up and running again, visit the Hart Voluntary Action website or call them on 01252 627070.