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Hocombe Mead Nature Reserve

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Relaxing.

I took my daughter here to see the very relaxing and beautiful little nature park that's tucked... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
batshead
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Nice little walk

There are entrances off three different roads. Parking not too good on any but off Ashdown Road... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
RobertFGCarter
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Hocombe Mead is an area of historic woodland and meadow, which is situated between Hocombe Road and Hitingbury Roads with main entrance and parking on Ashdown road. Parts of the woodland are over 400 years old, featuring on old maps as far back as...more
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Ashdown Road | Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh SO53 5QG, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely peaceful woodlands and meadow. Very special place. Ideal for a country stroll when you need to get away from suburbia.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rorygnat
Reviewed 3 August 2018

I took my daughter here to see the very relaxing and beautiful little nature park that's tucked away among the houses. It's quite boggy in places, but a very sturdy boardwalk has been built to allow passage. There's also a higher walk through trees which...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank batshead
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Good for a walk and get some fresh air. Takes around 20 mins to walk round the trail. Parking is not that great with 3 Main Streets which are at main estate streets.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TopTravelerUK
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A beautiful oasis of calm in a busy life just a 2 minute walk from home! Perfect for solo wander or with a loved or family.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Meg041212
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

There are entrances off three different roads. Parking not too good on any but off Ashdown Road probably safest. The walk has woodland and watermeadow and some delightful yellow iris. There are butterflies later in the season. One is surrounded by birdsong. Takes between 20...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Lovely little nature reserve to wander through. Boardwalks over most of the very squelchy bits , except for one bit just before the boardwalk leading to the meadow, very muddy here, nearly lost a trainer in the mud.! The I spy board for things to...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank EliMHants
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Is this a nature reserve or is it for dog walkers who seem to blight our lives. I took my camera there twice to capture images of insects but was constantly harassed by unfettered dogs, despite the signs at the entrance about 'keep dogs on...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Grumpyfellow
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Very pleasant walk lovely scenery. The long tree on the ground with carving is spectacular. However it is a shame about the burnt owl, however that was nothing they could help because as I've heard it it was drunk students. The one thing that wasn't...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank HotDogBurgerMan
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I've known this area since 1964, that is to say before there were houses on the eastern slope; when the land there was ferns and silver birch. I though the idea of a butterfly reserve was excellent but the area has been usurped by dog...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Grumpyfellow
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Wow! My old local woods is on TA! Take my daughter here when visiting nan's. Good signage highlighting local wildlife, not that we've ever spotted any. Paths are good, carvings are a nice treat. One weird disappointment is a raised path (on the right from...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank PaulN138
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