Elvetham Heath Nature Reserve

Wid shot view of Elvetham Heath Nature Reserve pond with Green Flag Award banner in the bottom left corner

Site information

  • Parking is available at Elvetham Heath Community Centre next to Morrisons.
  • Surfaced pathways
  • Sensory Trail - COMING SOON
  • Interactive rubbing posts - COMING SOON
  • Information boards
  • Map and noticeboards
  • Benches
  • Picnic tables
  • Bins
  • Wildlife pond

All group-led activities must contact the Education Ranger before they visit the site. Further information on organising educational visits can be found on our Education page

Where you'll find it

Google map image of Elvetham HeathSaint Swithins Road,
Closest postcode: GU51 1HG


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What you'll find there

The site covers approximately 26 hectares of public open space, consisting of heathland and woodland. Other attractions include a children’s play area, duck pond with picnic tables and an informal recreation ground with pine woodland. 

Elvetham Heath Local Nature Reserve and adjoining open spaces have been given a prestigious Green Flag Award.

The reserve has excellent pathways and board walks over the wet areas making access easy. All gates are suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and bicycles.

Please keep dogs under close control when in the gated areas during grazing times between March and mid-September.

Management Plan


Top 10 species found at Elvetham Heath: 

  1. Grass snake
  2. Slow worm
  3. Common lizard
  4. Smooth newt
  5. Round-leaved sundew
  6. Cross leaved heath
  7. Dodder
  8. Bog myrtle
  9. Ruddy darter
  10. Beautiful demoiselle

News and updates

  • 15 June 2021 - Please be aware that access to this site maybe effect due to works being carried out by South East Water. Details can be found on South East Waters Webpage.

  • 6 April 2021 - Pollution in the Pond - The Rangers and Environment Agency (EA) are aware there is currently a contaminant in the pond, please keep dogs out of the water and refrain from feeding wildlife.

    The pollution incident is currently under investigation by the EA, the source of the pollution has been identified and has been tracked back to a Thames Water inlet. These organisation are now working together to see if they can identify the cause of contamination. 

    On the 12 April an EA officer went to the pond to deploy a basic spill kit, their operations team will continue to monitor the situation and decide if more measures are needed.

    We will make any further information available from the Environment Agency as soon as we are made aware. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

  • No Events are currently scheduled for this site, visit the Guided walks and activities page for updates.
  • If you are interested in helping out with volunteer tasks, visit the How you can help page for more information.