Hogmoor Inclosure is the third largest nature reserve of its kind in the UK, and will be a space where visitors can experience nature and contain a variety of habitats and natural features.
Over 54 hectares of strategic woodland and heathland – equivalent to 70 football pitches – is available for the community to use for enhanced recreation – a breath of fresh air, walking, play, picnics, wildlife spotting, to sit and relax and be involved in a whole range of events and activities.
Jamie Cummins, Countryside Ranger with the Deadwater Valley Trust, said: “It’s great that we’re looking after Whitehill & Bordon’s fantastic natural environments and I can’t wait to see what Hogmoor Inclosure is going to look like when the improvements are finished.”
Linking with our partner, the Deadwater Valley Trust, a programme of activity is well underway influenced by the history of the local area, working with the community to make this fantastic natural environment even more enjoyable for all.
To support the existing ecology, existing species will be protected, new habitats will be created for flora and fauna and habitat returned to their native state. The following work has been undertaken:
restoration of seven hectares of heathland
approximately 750,000 shrubs and trees will be planted over the course of the development!
re-use of old wood from trees wherever possible
sensitively planned landscaping to include features like coloured flower carpets
a bird hide with water pool; a place for wildlife and animals to be shared with local schools as part of their curriculum;
provision of a bat bunker with extra pockets to enable bats to breed, and bat and bird boxes
installation of a mini nature reserve
linking the Inclosure to the townwide ‘green loop’ connecting all new green spaces into the wider green network
the conservation of Forey Pond which will be enhanced for its ecological (floristic, invertebrate and amphibian) value
maintenance of active badger setts
enhancing the reptile habitat through heathland restoration
use of ecologically motivated management and conservation techniques
Join the ‘Friends of Hogmoor’ volunteer group if you are passionate about Hogmoor Inclosure and are interested in helping to look after the area and allow it to prosper for future generations.
As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility to the local community we have answered your questions about what is happening in the Inclosure. Please download these here along with a plan Q&A document and map.