The Field Centre is located on Cranmore Lane, Aldershot, GU11 3BD at the junction of Cranmore Lane (B3008) and Farnborough Road (A325).


The Reserve is open 24 hours a day, FREE access is allowed to the public on foot. Our Field Centre is open only on Sundays from 2pm to 4:30pm


There is a trail for those with special needs that can be reached via Parkland Grove (off Weybourne Road) at the eastern end of the reserve.

Welcome to Rowhill Nature Reserve 👋

Local nature reserve status since 1968

FREE access is allowed to the public on foot, any other activities within the Reserve must be limited to protect the various habitats and the wildlife.

Rowhill Nature Reserve


Explore the reserve on your own, with family or walking your dog



You can see butterflies and if you are lucky one of our deers may show up



There are plenty of flowers to see and smell around the reserve

Volunteer at Rowhill Nature Reserve

The Rowhill Conservation Volunteers are an active group looking after the Rowhill Nature Reserve. They meet on the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month at the Field Centre. Tasks include clearing rhododendrons, hay making in late Summer, path making and coppicing in the Winter.

  • Volunteers are welcome from the age of 14
  • Scouts, Guides, Duke of Edinburgh’s are also welcome
  • A wide variety of tasks according to the season and habitat
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided for volunteers
Benefits of being outdoors

Benefits of being outdoors

The environment has the biggest impact on our health

Being in nature or even looking at scenes of nature reduces anger, anxiety and stress. You could even lower your blood pressure, heart rate and muscle tension by spending time in nature. Rowhill Nature Reserve is a Suitable Alternative Natural Greenland (SANG). Look on our "About Us" page to find more information about what this entails.

Upcoming Events

Start on: 10:00 AM

Rowhill Nature Reserve, Cranmore Lane

Join us for our summer event on Sunday 10th July 2022 More details to come Where: The field on Rowhill Nature Reserve and the Field Centre What: We will have […]

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  • Sep

Start on: 2:00 PM

Rowhill Nature Reserve, Cranmore Lane

Join a scavenger hunt and walk for families followed by refreshments in the Field Centre.  

  • 30
  • Oct

Start on: 11:00 AM

Rowhill Nature Reserve, Cranmore Lane

Our Fungus Foray is back. Join our President, Dr Spooner on 30th October and explore the fu

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  • Nov

Start on: 10:00 AM

Rowhill Nature Reserve, Cranmore Lane

Join us for our Christmas Fair.  It’s great chance to socialise and buy small Christm


You can help with the upkeep and maintenance of Rowhill Nature Reserve by either volunteering or donating.

our history

The Rowhill Nature Reserve Society was registered as a charity in 1968
The Rowhill Nature Reserve Society was registered as a charity in 1968

The Rowhill Nature Reserve Society was registered as a charity in 1968

The Reserve is secondary ancient woodland and the show of spring flowers is most impressive. Sweet Chestnut trees were planted to supply the hop industry that was located in the neighbourhood.

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Latest News


Rowhill Nature Reserve launches new website

The team at Rowhill Nature Reserve is happy to announce the launch of our new website. What makes this launch significant is a beautiful new format. This considerable improvement makes […]

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Sweet smell of Gorse flowers is everywhere

Scruffy looking, prickly bush with beaming yellow flowers that smell sweet like a coconut.  Every spring to early summer (peaks in April and May) Gorse flower has apparently the power […]

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5 surprising facts about spending time in nature

Humans always like to spend time in nature, and somehow in the urban lifestyle, we seem to have forgotten it. Rediscovering your connection to nature can have surprising benefits. Just […]

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