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Mapledurwell Fen/The Hatch

A small area of wet fen, rich in plant life

This small relict of Mapledurwell Common is incredibly rich in flowering plants including rare fen specialists, and has been described by botanists as the 'richest half acre of Hampshire. Marsh helleborine, marsh-orchid and southern marsh-orchid can all be found at this site. This site is the last relict of Mapledurwell Common, lost during the construction of the M3. At the Hatch across the road we are restoring fen meadow.

Nearby nature reserves

Greywell Moors
3 miles - Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust
Hook Common and Bartley Heath
3 miles - Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust
Warnborough Greens
3 miles - Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
0.5 miles from Old Basing
Old Basing
Hampshire
RG24 7JL (close to reserves)
Map reference
SU 678 523
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
2.50 hectares
Access
There are no footpaths over this site and it is wet. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Walking information
There are no footpaths over this site and it is wet
Parking
Park on the roadside near entrance
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01489 774400
feedback@hiwwt.org.uk