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.
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.