Wellesley Woodlands

Region: South East

Wellesley Woodlands is a collection of natural areas brimming with wildlife, lush greenery and a network of footpaths on former Ministry of Defence's Aldershot Garrison, and part of a new development.

It was formally taken over by the Land Trust in the summer of 2014 and our vision is to provide beautiful green open spaces that will benefit local people and wildlife.

These green spaces are in and around the new development in Aldershot, which will include new homes, two new primary schools, two secondary schools and the refurbishment of six listed buildings.

These new green spaces, which are 110 hectares – the equivalent of over 150 football pitches – provide a variety of habitats for wildlife to thrive and for people to enjoy.

Location

Bourley Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU11 1QA

Site size: 119 hectares

Visitor Information

Car Parking

Four car parks available - see below for details.

Toilets

No
(click here to find the nearest public toilets)

Café

No

Entrance cost

No

Accessibility

All paths are surfaced and slopes graded for wheelchair access. Car parking available at: Duke's Wood Car Park (Rushmoor Bottom, Bourley Road, GU11 1QA) Duke's Wood Car Park (Claycart Hill, A323 Fleet Road, GU11 2HL) Duke's Wood Car Park (Wharf Plantation, Laffan's Road, GU11 2RE) Lake and Canal Side (Chalk Farm Lake, Camp Farm Road, GU11 2PE)

Footpaths

No

Dogs

Dogs are allowed but not into Chalk Farm Lake as it is a fishing lake.


Wellesley Woodlands Contact


The site contact for our Wellesley Woodlands space is Laura Keighley

This space is managed in partnership with Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership

History

Wellesley Woodlands is a collection of natural areas brimming with wildlife, lush greenery and a network of footpaths on former Ministry of Defence’s Aldershot Garrison, and part of a new development. It was formally taken over by The Land Trust in the summer of 2014 and our vision is to provide beautiful green open spaces that will benefit local people and wildlife.

These green spaces are in and around the new development in Aldershot, which will include new homes, two new primary schools, two secondary schools and the refurbishment of six listed buildings.

These new green spaces, which are 110 hectares (the equivalent of over 150 football pitches) provide a variety of habitats for wildlife to thrive and for people to enjoy.

Development

The Land Trust is working in partnership with property developer Grainger and the new green spaces will support the new housing development, along with the wider community in Aldershot, improving existing habitats for wildlife.

Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership has been appointed by the Land Trust to manage Wellesley Woodlands on a daily basis.

Land Trust Contact

To contact the Land Trust about this site or how we could help manage your space please email our Estates Officer Victoria Webbon

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