Pack up your picnic rug and come and enjoy a tasty treat in the beautiful setting of Havant Thicket, located within the Forest of Bere
Temporary car park closure
The car park will be closed from Monday 18 July for approximately five weeks (Mon-Fri) and will be open over weekends. It's closed for safety reasons while upgrades are carried out to the adjacent track which runs through Havant Thicket woodland from the Castle Road junction on the B2149. Once it has been upgraded, the track will be used for access for preparatory work related to the Havant Thicket Reservoir project. This includes building a trial reservoir embankment, which will be built using natural materials on site, such as clay and soil, to inform the detailed design and construction methods for the permanent embankment.
The track will remain open throughout. However, in order to reduce footfall and to allow this work to be completed as safely and efficiently as possible, people are urged to avoid using the track during this time.
There will also be enhancements to the car park surface to ensure we make the most positive use of essential closure time.
Portsmouth Water would like to thank the local community in advance for their understanding and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
If you have any questions or comments about this work, please email HavantThicket@portsmouthwater.co.uk
There are alternative places to park in the beautiful surroundings of Staunton Country Park, with a variety of gravel paths and a picnic area.
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