Blashford Lakes nature reserve has a variety of habitats including ancient woodland, a New Forest stream and alder and willow carr woodland which surround a complex of flooded former gravel working. The reserve, managed by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, is open 9-4.30 daily with parking, toilets, 6 bird hides and good wheel-chair and push-chair access. There is an Education Centre that caters for school, youth, scouting and adult special interest or community groups throughout the year and a comprehensive programme of guided walks and family events. The current Blashford Lakes “What’s On?” is also available here: 180111 BL WhatsOn Apr_June TS
The nature reserve is located on the edge of the New Forest in the Avon Valley, just north of Ringwood. Please note that we are not signed from the main road, but directions can be downloaded here. For more information see the website: www.hiwwt.org.uk/reserves/blashford-lakes
The Blashford Lakes Project
Please click here to find out more about the nature reserve and how the project is funded.
The Blashford Lakes Project Annual Report can be viewed here: ONLINE Blashford Annual Report 2016-17 JD and the Annual Report for Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust can be downloaded here: www.hiwwt.org.uk/annual-report.
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust strives to create a better future for wildlife and wild places in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We’re the leading wildlife charity in the two counties and with the support of our 26,000 members we’re taking effective action to protect our natural heritage. We’re also part of a UK-wide partnership of 47 Wildlife Trusts; together we are the nation’s most active and influential nature conservation partnership protecting wildlife in every part of the UK. Find out more at www.hiwwt.org.uk