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Milton Locks

A pocket nature reserve with grassland and scrub on the shoreline of Langstone Harbour

Find out more about the Heritage Lottery Fund supported project Milton's Hidden Seashore, including how you can get involved in events and conservation on the reserve.

Milton Locks is insect-rich grassland with scattered scrub on the edge of Langstone Harbour. It is home to many bird and butterfly species such as small copper, green-veined white and the painted lady butterflies. Bird species include oystercatcher, ringed plover and redshank. Plants include common mallow, wild carrot, common vetch and autumn hawkbit. It is also possible to see a wide range of marine life at low-tide, take a look at our Milton Locks Seashore Safari video to see what you could find.

Nearby nature reserves

Farlington Marshes
3 miles - Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust
4 miles - Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust
Pewit Island
5 miles - Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

0.5 miles from Milton
PO4 8LT (to Thatched House pub)
Map reference
SZ 6765 9975
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1.00 hectares
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Car parking is available at the Thatched House pub
Dogs allowed
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Reserve manager
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01489 774400