A stunning natural environment to explore
Hogmoor Inclosure is the third largest nature reserve of its kind in the UK, and is a space where visitors can experience nature and contains 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. Please click here for a map and more details about Hogmoor Inclosure and green spaces at Prince Philip Park.
Alan Carter our Chief Executive: “At the Land Trust our philosophy is about delivering significant added value, bringing communities together and changing people’s lives for the better. We are really excited about the opportunity to work on behalf of the community at Prince Philip Park and make a positive impact on people’s lives, whether that be through health activities, protecting the investment they have made in their home or providing educational or training opportunities.”
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.”
Land Trust and Deadwater Valley Trust
Linking with our partner’s, the Land Trust and 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.
Location – Hogmoor Road, Whitehill & Bordon, Hampshire, GU35 9HX
Opening Hours – The site has open access 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but our facilities are limited. We urge people to leave nothing behind that could harm the beauty of the forest so please take your litter home and dispose of it or recycle it there.
Car Parking – Hogmoor Inclosure car park is secured by AIB and is open 1 October – 31 March 7am – 7pm; 1 April – 30 September 7am – 9pm. For any out of hours car parking issues please call 01420 489644. There is a free car park on Hogmoor Road which is open daily from 8am-6pm. Please keep highways and gateways clear and leave plenty of room for other road users to pass safely. Please do not park in residential side roads. If the car park is full or too busy please be prepared to turn around and come another day or walk/cycle to site.
Footpaths – 1 accessible path, 3 waymarked trails.
Dogs – Well controlled dogs are welcome.
Things to do – Walking, bird watching, wildlife spotting, cycling, public art, natural play area, picnic areas, waymarked trails, Café Hogmoor, planned activities in The Beehive Education Room
Conservation, Wildlife, Flora, Fauna – Scots pine dominated plantation woodland with areas of Oak, Silver Birch, Sweet Chestnut, Rowan and Holly. Downy Birch and Goat Willow in damper areas. Lowland heathland and acid grassland, Forey pond and several ephemeral ponds.
For more information on events and activities, visit http://www.deadwatervalleytrust.co.uk & https://thelandtrust.org.uk/space/hogmoor-inclosure.
Hogmoor Inclosure facilities include a Café, Activity room (The Beehive) and Changing Places, for more information please contact the Community Trust.
- The Beehive is a community room managed by the Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust, for Educational Activities such as Forest Schools, Adult Learning Courses, Recreational Activities and Holiday Clubs. It is also available for Private Hire for functions to find out more information please email [email protected] or call on 01420 558085
- Café Hogmoor & Changing Places facilities – for more information, please visit – Cafe Hogmoor | WBCT | Bordon
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.
The artistry behind the Hogmoor Inclosure Sentinels
When visiting Hogmoor Inclosure it is hard to miss the Sentinels as you wander the trails. But what is the story behind the design and production of these interesting characters installed in 2017.
Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company in partnership with the Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre commissioned a team of local artists to design and create the Sentinels. The brief given to the artists drew on the rich ecological and archaeological heritage of the town from 40AD (Roman Occupation of Britain) to 1918 (End of World War One).
A series of community workshops were held at local schools, community venues and a local art appreciation group to help inform the project and expand on the initial concepts by David R Lloyd, the lead artist.
David completed all of the artwork himself with timber sourced from the woodland management works in Hogmoor Inclosure, and he worked out of a barn in West Wales to do so. The project took less than six months to complete from initial design concepts to completion of the sentinels. Further information about David can be found here: www.axisweb.org/artist/davidlloyd
AVON Construction installed the sentinels, gateways and way markers. WBRC was keen to utilise the former army dragon’s teeth tank traps’ dotted around Hogmoor Inclosure as plinths to mount the sentinels, with steel dowels used to secure them and concrete footings to locate them in place.
With lookouts or sentry’s having stood guard over the users of Hogmoor Inclosure for thousands of years, the Sentinels carry on that tradition and are sited to surprise those contemporary uses of Hogmoor Inclosure.
Make sure you take a look at the Sentinels on your next visit to Hogmoor Inclosure!