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Hocombe Mead Nature Reserve

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Ashdown Road | Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh SO53 5QG, England
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Not great for parking

Good for a walk and get some fresh air. Takes around 20 mins to walk round the trail. Parking is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TopTravelerUK
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Sunday afternoon wander in the sunshine

A beautiful oasis of calm in a busy life just a 2 minute walk from home! Perfect for solo wander... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Meg041212
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Prague, Czech Republic
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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 1588, when it was known as Eagle's Copse.
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Ashdown Road | Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh SO53 5QG, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Reviewed 5 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

1  Thank Paul N
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

Very pleasent place to walk at any time of the year. With woodland, wetland well maintained by the "Friends of Hocombe Mead" Sometimes there are cattle grazing there and you can normally see native wildlife. There are boardwalks over the really wet areas but it...More

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

A favourite dog walk - a bit isolated. Often cattle in the lower meadow. Park at the non-hiltingbury road end. Might need wellies if you go off-piste..

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