Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Basing Wood is open 365 days a year, dawn until dusk.

How to find us

How to find us

Basing Wood is located approximately two miles north of Basingstoke 

Hampshire
Sat Nav Postcode: RG24 9AE
By Car

Basing Wood is located on the northern edge of Basingstoke between Chineham and Popley, easily accessible off the A33.

OS Grid Ref
SU 6438 5532

51.2934, -1.07800503

Parking and prices

There are parking changes at Basing Wood. 

Parking is at Popley Community Centre car park.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed

Contact details

Visit Basing Wood today to enjoy the wildlife and explore the beautiful scenery

Basing Wood is a light airy wood consisting of broadleaves and conifers, both young and old, with many paths to explore.

The wood is full of interesting wildlife including a healthy population of the protected great crested newt. It also provides an important habitat for butterflies, in particular the declining purple emperor.

Some of the more common wildlife you may see in Basing Wood includes fallow, roe and muntjac deer, foxes, rabbits and many species of birds.

At a glance

  • 3 walking trails
  • Play area

Things to do

Whether you're a seasoned naturalist or enthusiast amateur it's easy to take part, just start recording wildlife on your next visit...

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With three walking routes to choose from, a great day out at Basing Wood can be enjoyed by everyone. 

Nearby forests

Forest Road running through broadleaf woodland

Come and explore the variety of paths at Blackwood Forest and discover the stunning natural scenery. 

Located near Winchester, Blackwood Forest is home to a beautiful Forest Holiday location, making it ideal if you need to relax, recoup or get lost in the wonders of the woods. 

Field of bluebells within the forest

Chawton Park Wood sits just beyond the village of Chawton and within the South Downs National Park. Containing some mighty beach trees, ravishing Norway maples and more recently planted Whitebeam trees, the woods boast a beautiful setting for a peaceful walk along accessible paths. 

Bluebells in the forest

Predominantly a beech wood with some conifer interspersed, Micheldever Wood is home to a diverse range of birds and insects. The stunning Muntjac deer are to be found in the woods as well as wildflowers and a growing butterfly population.

With a number of paths making their way through the wood, make sure you don’t miss the spectacular display of Bluebells in the spring.

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Alice Holt has something for everyone! Whether you are looking for an exciting treetop adventure, a bike ride or a tranquil walk through the forest discovering our wildlife, we know you will love your visit. We have lots of different trails and exciting play areas for you to discover, as well as our popular Gruffalo sculptures. 

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