Mapledurwell Fen and the Hatch Nature Reserve
Know before you go
Entry feeDonations welcome
Parking informationPark on the roadside near entrance
Grazing animalsThe Hatch – cattle from May to August
Mapledurwell Fen – cattle in August
There are no footpaths over this site
There are no footpaths over this site and it is wet. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitVisit in spring to see a beautiful display of wildflowers
About the reserve
Rare fen plants have found a haven at Mapledurwell Fen and The Hatch, the last fragment of what was once Mapledurwell Common. Flora like the delicate marsh helleborine, bog pimpernel and ragged robin are some of the reasons why this patch has been described by botanists as the 'richest half acre of Hampshire’.
This fen is only accessible with a permit, but the hatch is open access.