Greywell, near Odiham
OS Map 186, Grid Ref SU722513 (meeting place)
Client: Hampshire Wildlife Trust
This is an area of extremely rich fen lying along the upper reaches of the river Whitewater, home to rare plants such as marsh helleborine, pepper saxifrage and marsh lousewort. Years of neglect after WWII have been reversed since the trust took over the site. Much scrub and woodland clearance by HCV and others, assisted by grazing cattle, has allowed the fen to regenerate.
We will be cutting sedge and pulling ragwort.
Meet at 10am by Greywell Pumping Station. From J5 of M3 take the A287 east, getting in the outside lane and soon turning right into Hook Road towards Greywell. Turn left into Deptford Lane opposite the Fox and Goose PH, go over a bridge and turn left into the pumping station drive.