OS Map 186, Grid Ref SU725525
Meeting place: off Hook Road, Greywell
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 in places but its an on-going battle against birch regeneration. The Wildlife Trust are now aiming to clear and reintroduce grazing to the southern area of Bartley Heath.
Bartley Heath is a good place to see Marsh Gentian in the autumn.
In June and August we will begin replacing post and rail fencing and installing new gates to enable the grazing to be reintroduced.
Meet at 10am at Cotmans Corner. From the M3, junction 5 take the A287 south towards Odiham. As you turn onto the dual carriageway off junction 5 get into the outside lane and take the first right into Hook Road towards Greywell. After about 500 metres turn right onto a small track and follow it to the end. Look out for our yellow signs.