Local groups

Local groups

Guided Walk at Winnal Moors nature reserve © Steve Page

Join a Local Group

There are 11 Local Groups throughout the counties of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The groups are run by volunteers who give their valuable time and enthusiasm to organise events and fundraise.

Barn owl

© Tony Matthews

The work of the Local Groups is varied and includes organising a popular programme of walks and talks in their local area, attending local shows/events to promote the Trust, fundraising and undertaking practical conservation work on local reserves.

You can find out about local events in our Events section. If you have any queries about the Local Groups, please contact us or use the list below which shows our groups and the main contact for each.

List of Current Groups

  • Basingstoke - Lydia Knight, 01256 334316
  • Bishop's Waltham - BWWildlife@gmail.com
  • Eastleigh and Chandlers Ford - Barbara Hillier, 023 8026 6786
  • Fareham - Hazel Fotheringham, 01489 571125, hazel.andsteve17@gmail.com 
  • Gosport - Richard Bloom, 023 9252 7094
  • Hart and Rushmoor - Jane Vaughan, 01256 764225
  • Havant, Hayling and Emsworth - Nigel Johnson, 01489 877324
  • Isle of Wight - Gary Lawrence Isleofwightwildlife@gmail.com
  • Romsey - Andy Lester, 07753 464449
  • South Downs - Deryn Hawkins: deryn.hawkins1@gmail.com
  • Winchester - Anne Ardill, 07804 764604

Some of the Local Groups are currently recruiting for volunteer committee members – please go to our volunteering opportunities page for more information.