OS Map 186, Grid Ref SU727533
Meeting place: Bartley Heath car park
Client: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
This is part of the Trust's empire of scattered fragments of land between North Warnborough and Hook. Until about 1870, North-east Hampshire was one of the least populated districts of Southern England, with a well-preserved ninth century landscape.
Grazing has been reintroduced but its an on-going battle against birch regeneration.
Bartley Heath is a good place to see Marsh Gentian in the autumn.
In June we will be helping to maintain the extensive set of fences and gates which are needed to contain the livestock.
Meet at 10am in the Bartley Heath car park. From the M3, junction 5 take the B3349 towards Hook and the car park is 250m on your right. If you reach a roundabout you've gone too far. Look out for our yellow signs.