Woodland walks by Monk's Brook passing through flower rich wet meadows and woodland

Flexford Reserve is a popular green haven amid the surrounding urban development. In Upper Flexford Monk's Brook runs through the woodland supporting a good variety of birds and plants. Downstream the wet meadow of Lower Flexford is a nationally scarce habitat, which is fed from Monks Brook.

The field is a blaze of colour in spring and summer with many flowering plants. Plants such as marsh-marigold, marsh and spotted orchids, ragged robin and flag iris are but a few of the flowers that can be seen here.


Species and habitats

Meadow, Woodland
Alder, Marsh-marigold, Siskin, Nuthatch, Brimstone

Nearby nature reserves

Emer Bog and Baddesley Common
2 miles - Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust
Hockley Meadows
4 miles - Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust
Fishlake Meadows
4 miles - Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust

Nature reserve map

Reserve information

2.5 miles from Eastleigh
Chandlers Ford
SO53 1SZ (Upper Flexford) SO53 1JE (Lower Flexford)
Map reference
SU 424 215
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Opening Times
Open at all times
20.00 hectares
Permit required if you wish to also visit the wet meadow on Lower Flexford.
Walking information
There are no footpaths through the wet grassland of Lower Flexford. There are footpaths through the woodland areas on Upper and Lower Flexford
Roadside parking on North Millers Dale. For Upper Flexford.For Lower Flexford, park in Glendowen Road car park or Ramalley Lane in car park opposite scout hut.
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Cattle grazing May to December
Reserve manager
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Tel: 02380 424206