The green heritage of Whitehill & Bordon is one of the town’s unique selling points. There are six environmental sites of European importance that require safeguarding around Whitehill & Bordon. For example the heathlands of Woolmer Forest and Shortheath Common, which host the precious bog woodland, are Special Areas of Conservation. These valuable heathland and wooded habitats in Whitehill Parish are home to all 12 of the U.K.’s native amphibians and reptiles.
Bordon Inclosure & Deadwater Valley Trust Local Nature Reserve
2016 saw Whitehill & Bordon living up to its name as Hampshire’s green town. New entrances and walkways were created in Bordon Inclosure and environmental improvement works undertaken, including the removal of non-native/invasive species and the planting of native species. This 24 hectare site is now managed by Whitehill Town Council and the day-to-day management has been passed to the Deadwater Valley Trust.
- Enjoying Bordon Inclosure leaflet (pdf 635 kb)
Bordon Inclosure was created to compliment the existing Deadwater Valley Trust Local Nature Reserve to provide an exciting greenspace. Access to the Deadwater Valley Local Nature Reserve from Mill Chase Road has also improved and the reserve is open for the local community to enjoy.
A second area of Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace, Hogmoor Inclosure, has received planning approval and is currently undergoing improvement works including the addition of interpretation boards and a natural play area. This 56 hectare site running along the western edge of Whitehill & Bordon will include a section of the Green Loop and provide an additional space for recreation and leisure.