Pamber Forest and Upper Inhams Copse Nature Reserve

Pamber Forest © Mark Emery

Pamber Forest © Mark Emery

Pamber Forest and Upper Inhams Copse Nature Reserve

A beautiful woodland bursting with wildlife


Impstone, Pamber Heath
RG26 3EQ

OS Map Reference

A static map of Pamber Forest and Upper Inhams Copse Nature Reserve

Know before you go

214 hectares

Entry fee

Donations welcome

Parking information

Parking is available on Impstone Road where the road bears right - parking area on gravel to the left

Grazing animals

Dexter cattle all year round

Walking trails

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


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

All times

Best time to visit

Visit 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.

Find out what has been happening from our latest Newsletter.

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.

Download the trail guide

Contact us

Graham Dennis
Contact number: 07770 891126

Location map