OS Map 186, Grid Ref SU725525
Meeting place: off Hook Road, Greywell
Client: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Bartley Heath 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. The main part of Bartley Heath lies north-east of junction 5 of the M3. To the south-west is a smaller part, known prosaically as Bartley Heath South. The Wildlife Trust are now aiming to reintroduce grazing here.
This weekend we will be cutting scrub and small trees to prepare the site for re-introduction of cattle grazing.
Meet at 10am at Cotmans Corner (This appears to be a local name, which may not be on all maps). 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.