Pamber Forest and Upper Inhams Copse Nature Reserve
Know before you go
Entry feeDonations welcome
Parking informationParking is available on Impstone Road where the road bears right - parking area on gravel to the left
Grazing animalsDexter cattle all year round
There are many tracks and paths. Some can get muddy in spring and winter.
Please contact the Trust for disabled access information.
Car: from Basingstoke take the A340 to Tadley then at the first roundabout turn right. At a T junction turn right into Pamber Heath, after about 500m turn right into Impstone Road and just as the road veers right park in the gravely area on the left.
Bus: From Basingtoke take the bus, Jazz 2, get off just before you reach Tadley at Skates Lane. At the Tadley 30mph sign you will find a track leading onto the reserve
When to visit
Opening timesAll times
Best time to visitVisit in spring to hear the song of spring migrants such as blackcaps and garden warblers while you delight in the spring flush of wild flowers
About the reserve
Pamber Forest comes alive in spring, with the melodious song of blackcaps and garden warblers overhead and carpets of flowers emerging from the forest floor, including daffodils, primroses and wood anemones. Also keep a look out for butterflies, bees, woodpeckers, squirrels and deer – you may be lucky to enough to spot a fawn in late spring.
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Our two-mile waymarked trail is the best way to plan your first visit and takes in the forest’s very best viewpoints.
See if you can find your way to the ‘Donkey Tree’ – one of Pamber’s oldest trees at over 300 years old! It’s not the tallest but it is the widest. How many members of your family will you need to wrap your arms around its trunk?
Some paths can be muddy and unsuitable for pushchairs. Bring your wellies just in case!
Upper Inhams Copse to the east of Pamber Forest was bought by the Trust in 2001, following a gift in the Will of Gwen Talmey. Gwen made the donation in memory of her parents, Samuel Jesse Coakes and Elizabeth Verina Coakes.