Emer Bog and Baddesley Common Nature Reserve

Baddesley Common, by Steve Page

Baddesley Common, by Steve Page

Emer Bog and Baddesley Common Nature Reserve

Emer Bog and Baddesley Common offer a wonderful range of habitats


1 mile from North Baddesley
North Baddesley
SO51 9BN (close to Emer Farm on Green Lane)

OS Map Reference

SU 388 219
A static map of Emer Bog and Baddesley Common Nature Reserve

Know before you go

50 hectares

Parking information

Parking for up to 3 cars on hard standing off Green Lane next to Emer Farm entrance.

Grazing animals

Cattle and ponies

Walking trails

Timber boardwalk through alder carr woodland. Two public footpaths run across the site. Footpaths can be muddy and cattle and ponies graze across the whole site.


Contact the Trust for disabled access information.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Visit in the summer to see hobbys, tree pipits and woodcocks

About the reserve

These two wonderful nature reserves offer visitors an incredible range of habitats to see, from wet woodland, wood pasture and grassland to heathland, bog and mire. Chiff chaffs, skylarks, warblers, stonechats and hobbies are among the huge number of birds attracted to the reserves, and for those with an interest in reptiles, adders, slow worms and grass snakes are also widespread.

Many types of fungi also thrive here, including fly agaric and the infamous stinkhorn. During the summer, beautiful demoiselles, azure damselflies, southern hawkers and golden-ringed dragonflies dart through the air, creating wonderful aerial displays.

Contact us

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01489 774400
Contact email: feedback@hiwwt.org.uk

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)

Location map