Where and what is Bordon Inclosure?
Bordon Inclosure is an area of managed woodland between the towns of Bordon and Lindford. It occupies the space from Lindford Road down to Alexandra Park (behind Trenchard Park and St Lucia Park - see map below).
This area of woodland has been owned by the MoD for many years and with their departure has been handed over to Whitehill Town Council for its future management.
Deadwater Valley Trust manage the site on behalf of the Town Council.
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. We are hoping to add to the area to give more to look at.
The Site is fully open and welcome to everyone.
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.
If you have any comments or concerns, please contact the rangers on 01420 479070.
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.
We now have a leaflet just for Bordon Inclosure. it has infomation on the Inclosure aswell as a map containing the different walks.
Click on the image to right to download the new leaflet for Bordon Inclosure
Parking for Bordon Inclosure
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.
Before coming to an event, please can you have a look at the downloadable map, available on our home page of this website. This will show the location of the King Oak and the Natural Play Area, which is where the majority of our events are held. It also shows the entrances and pathways, all of which are buggy and wheelchair friendly.
Please note however, that as this is a woodland, there may be parts which become extra muddy or slippery in wet weather. The boardwalk can also be slippery in the rain.
Please plan your route to and from events in advance to avoid disappointment and any difficulties.