Milford Pleasure Grounds and Studland Common

OS Map 196, Grid Ref SZ275920
Client: Milford on Sea Parish Council

The Pleasure Grounds were given to the parish in 1890, and contained small water meadows with alder and willow along the valley of the Danes Stream. Sycamore and Rhododendron have invaded since then. In previous visits, we have repaired the bank revetments and footpaths alongside the stream.
Studland Common adjoins the Pleasure Grounds near the western end and is mostly rough grassland and scrub. These two areas, along with Shavells Copse to the north, are in the process of being designated as a Local Nature Reserve.


2015 Much bramble was cleared before Karen took these pictures.

We will continue our work clearing invasive scrub, sycamore and rhododendron encroaching on to more open grassland habitats.


Meet at 10am in Pless Road. From the A337 Christchurch Road from Lymington, take the B3058 at Everton to Milford. Go through the village and follow the road along the cliff edge. Turn right into Whitby Road opposite a car park, then left into Pless Road. Park near the junction with Westminster Road. A footpath leads to the site behind the houses. Look out for the yellow HCV flags.

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