Bordon Inclosure Site Information
We are delighted to manage Bordon Inclosure on behalf of Whitehill and Bordon Town Council who lease the land from the MOD. We provide a full-time ranger service at Bordon Inclosure.
Rebekah Smith takes the lead on the practical elements of the management and maintenance. Assisting Rebekah is Countryside Ranger Terry Read and Community Ranger Julie Reid. Jamie Cummins, Senior Countryside Ranger, will also be involved in a management role.
The team will also provide nature and educational based events, which can be seen on our events page
The site occupies the space from Lindford Road down to Alexandra Park. It has open pedestrian access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no facilities onsite however Cafe 1759 can be found a two minute walk from the Bordon Inclosure car park.
There is a natural playarea and and marked trails to help you explore the site.
There are hardstanding paths for disabled access although some of these do become muddy in bad weather. There is a marked disabled bay in the small car park.
There is a free car park off of St Lucia Road which is open to the public 24 hours a day. There are a limited number of parking spaces including one marked for disabled users.
Please keep highways and gateways clear and leave plenty of room for other road users to pass safely.
Please do not park in residential streets or side roads.
If the car park is full please be prepared to turn around and come another day or to walk/cycle.
Please can we remind people driving to Bordon Inclosure of the location of our car park (GU35 0LA).
Please note that it is not possible to park at the former Woodlands Inn/St Lucia House, next to the main entrance to the Inclosure on Lindford Road. This is private property.
Parking For Bordon Inclosure
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Please click on the icon to download the site plan for Bordon Inclosure
What is a SANG?
The Bordon Inclosure SANG was the first of two SANG's delivered to support the delivery of new homes in Whitehill and Bordon.
A SANG can be any area of semi-natural habitat that has the required attributes to attract recreational visitors who would otherwise access European Protected Sites. The effectiveness of the SANG as mitigation will depend upon the location and design. These must be such that the SANG is more attractive than the Special Protection Area (SPA) to users of the kind that currently visit the SPA.
The outline requirements for an area of SANG are that it must be perceived by users as a 'natural' environment, with a variety of semi-natural habitats. The majority of the paths should appear to have a natural service, even if constructed beneath, and the path network should provide a range of walks, with at least one circular walk of around 2.5km with easy access from a car park. The SANG must also have safe pedestrian access from a variety of points, and feel safe to walk in. It must be possible to let dogs off the lead over at least a substantial part of the area, throughout most of the year. Importantly, the SANG should be delivered in advance of residents occupying new homes.
The work done to improve Bordon Inclosure was finished in 2016 with all the large scale works, artwork and furniture now in place.
This now includes the large table near the King Oak which has a map of the site carved into it, a sighting pole has also been installed, a new accessible boardwalk through an area of previously inaccessible woodland and interpretation boards to highlight various features.
The whole project is a partnership between the landowners (Homes and Communities Agency - HCA), the project managers (Hampshire County Council - HCC), Whitehill and Bordon project team (East Hampshire District Council - EHDC), Whitehill Town Council (WTC), the contractors (ROCON and Avon Construction) and community engagement with the rangers from Deadwater Valley Trust.
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Whitehill Town Council's website.