The Field Centre is open every Sunday and most Bank Holidays afternoons, between 2 and 4:30 pm for visitors information, and light refreshments are on sale. The centre is manned by members of the Society. During the year there are guided walks, a Fungus Foray, and occasional special events at the Field Centre which have included demonstrations of crafts, speakers with special appeal for children and various fund raising events, held in conjunction with other conservation groups.

There are paths throughout the Reserve and in addition there is a trail for people with special needs that can be reached via Parkland Grove (off Weybourne Road) at the eastern end of the reserve.

We would prefer that our visitors do not cycle within the Reserve, that dogs are kept under control and their waste is taken away with you or placed in the bins adjacent to most of the exits from the Reserve.


2.75 km (1.7 miles) long nature trail at Rowhill Nature Reserve that can be muddy in places so be prepared. We ask all our visitors to maintain a pleasant and peaceful atmosphere. The Reserve is open to everyone to enjoy.

  • See typical heathland flora, like bell heather, ling, bracken, gorse, broom, birch and pines.
  • See storm damaged trunks after the storms of 1987 and 1992

A diverse habitats supporting a wide variety of fauna and flora.

some facts about us

some facts about us

Managed by the Rowhill Nature Reserve Society

The Society, a registered charity, was founded in 1968 to manage Rowhill Copse on behalf of its then owners, Aldershot Borough Council. The Society has no paid staff, all aspects of the Society work is carried out by volunteers.

55 acres

55 acres

Reserve of mixed woodland
8 acres

8 acres

of heathland, some native conifers
4 acres

4 acres

of fields, ponds and steams


First time visit after being in the area for 30 years. Will go again on a sunny day. Lovely easy walk on the Blackwater path.

Valerie, Visitor

Gorgeous forest and walk for dogs or just for a walk. Beautiful flowers, lovely walks, 2 car parks to get here, and sometimes I just go here to relax. Overall, a decent forest!

Dan, Local guide

A lovely place to walk and take a dog. There are various habitats within a woodland area, which is looked after by the local council and volunteers, who are committed and do a great job. Worth a visit with or without a dog! 😊

Sally, Visitor

A very pleasant walk for the family. There are steps in places so might not be good for pushchairs or wheel chairs. The people who work there are very nice and helpful, providing maps of the reserve and info on events that are happening.



Become a volunteer or support us by donating

Rowhill Nature Reserve is maintained and managed by Volunteers. If you have any spare time and would like to help with the Conservation group or in the Field Centre, we would be pleased to hear from you.