Local Nature Reserve
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We are delighted to manage The Deadwater Valley Local Nature Reserve on behalf of Whitehill and Bordon Town Council who own part of the land and lease the remainder from East Hants District Council.  

Senior Ranger Jamie Cummins takes the lead on the practical elements of the management and maintenance. Assisting Jamie is Countryside Ranger Terry Read and Community Ranger Julie Reid. 

The team will also provide nature and educational based events, which can be seen on our events page

The site occupies the space from Walldown Sceduled Ancient Monument along the river and through Jubilee Park abutting the Bordon Inclosure and includes the remains of Woolmer Ancient Hunting Forest in 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 ten minute walk from the Alexandra Park side of the Reserve through the Bordon Inclosure car park.

The Local Nature Reserve forms part of the towns Green Grid, Green Loop network with signage and information boards to be found on the route.

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 located off of Conde Way.


The Deadwater Valley Local Nature Reserve is home to many species, some of which are rare and endangered. It has a 12 different habitats including polytrichum heath, ancient meadow, pond and river bank. 

Parking For Deadwater Valley Local Nature Reserve

There is a free car park off of Conde Way which is open to the public 24 hours a day. There are a limited number of parking spaces including two 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.

There is also layby parking on Alpine Road (GU35 9QU). Please note that this is adjacent to a school and can be busy at drop off and pick up times.

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Whitehill Town Council's website.


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