Countryside & nature

Hart District Council’s Countryside Rangers manage many of North Hampshire’s important nature reserves and wildlife areas. Three locations are award winning Green flag sites, recognising that they are some of the best green spaces in the country. It is also seen as a way of encouraging others to achieve high environmental standards, setting a benchmark of excellence in recreational green areas. There are some excellent natural habitats to visit including heathland, woodlands, wet meadows, marshes and Hampshire’s largest fresh water lake at Fleet Pond. 

Whether you are looking for somewhere to take a stroll, would like to take part in a guided walk or join a volunteer group, Hart’s open spaces have something for you.

Hart District Council is committed to retaining trees in a safe condition. If you come across a damaged tree please visit our how do I report an issue with a tree page where you can fill in an online form.

The latest news

For the most up to date information and to find out what the rangers have been up to, follow Twitter @HartCountryside or Facebook @HartCountrysideServices 

If you would like to get involved and help out in your local green space, the Ranger team run a Hartley Wintney volunteer day on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Hazeley Heath or Phoenix Green. To find out more information, please call the Countryside Service on 01252 623443, or email   

How to contact Countryside Services


Phone: 01252 622122

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