Headstone Copse - Hambledon

Details for this wood

Guide price: £89,500 - Freehold
Size: Around 6 acres

Location: Hambledon, Waterlooville, Hampshire
OS Landranger: OS No 196
Grid ref: SU 63734 15268
Nearest post code: PO7 4RQ

Contact: Ben Williamson
Phone: 07958 213 914
Email: [email protected]

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Headstone Copse is a predominantly level, spacious and well-mixed woodland, situated in the South Downs National Park.

The western edge of the woodland is the perfect place to watch the sunset and features many mature species including oak, field maple and ash. This area of the woodland has the features typified in ancient woodland and is predominantly hazel understory along with an array of spring wildflowers include bluebell, wood anemone, 4 face clock, Solomons seal and stitchwort. Badgers have made their home here and a path here is a main trail for roe deer, red fox and other small
woodland mammals, the perfect place to wildlife watch or for a trail camera.

Numerous clearings throughout allow lots of light into the woodland. Underfoot, grasses cover the wider open areas making it a fantastic space for group woodland activities. 

One of the main pathways meanders through the sweet chestnut and beech trees and opens up into areas rich in wildflowers including foxgloves, ragged robin, betony, yellow archangel and red campion. These wild flowers together with the swaying woodland grasses and sedges attract a wide range of woodland butterflies, hummingbird moths, bees and birds including the fire crest. Woodcock overwinter in the woodland in the small areas of scrub and both red kite and buzzard can be seen and heard regularly and seen soaring above the canopy or in the adjacent countryside.

Part of the east boundary forms a land bridge which has views over the neighbouring woodland’s impressive historic flint excavations overlooked by mature beech. About mid way along this footpath the pond was restored earlier this year and is now being allowed to colonise naturally.

Headstone Copse is located on the hill above the popular village of Hambledon giving it far reaching views out across the countryside in all directions. The village with a great local pub, small shop and popular vineyard are all within easy walking distance across the field to the east.

District is Havant and the County Council is Hampshire

Boundaries The western boundary runs along a historic wood bank with views over fields. The eastern boundary
is a public footpath which invites further exploration of the National Park. The southern boundary is marked with stakes painted orange.

Access There is permissive vehicle access through the field to the south and parking is possible inside the woodland itself. Access on foot is via the path marked in green on the map. 

Covenant  There is a covenant on the wood designed to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of this and adjoining woodlands, click HERE to read and download.

Click HERE  to see free OS maps and scroll in for a closer view.

Viewing:  You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please Click here to download and print a map showing the location of the woodland and ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you. Many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone or tablet. Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception.

Maps: OS OpenData © Crown copyright and database rights 2023 & OpenStreetMap

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Headstone Copse, Green Lane, Hambledon, Waterlooville

1. Click here for Bing Maps Directions  enter your own postcode, and click on the "Directions" box.

  • For viewing purposes, park near the entrance to the field on the corner of Cams Hill, please don't block the gates.
  • To enter the wood, follow the sign posted public footpath, pass by the gate on your right and follow the track marked in green on the map. 
  • When you get to the top, turn left and follow the track along the edge of the field. After approx 100m you will reach the south east corner of Headstone Copse.
  • Continue to the corner of the field and pass to the right of the step style. Follow the edge of the quarry for 10 metres, Headstone Copse Plot 2 will be to the left of the footpath.

2. For Satnav: the nearest postcode is PO7 4RQ as shown by the marker on the maps. The main coordinates for access and parking are: 50.928827, -1.095517W3W: ///medium.economics.chatted

Please note: the particulars with plans, maps, descriptions and measurements are for reference only and although carefully checked we cannot guarantee their accuracy and do not form part of any contract. Any intending purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of these particulars.

Interested in this woodland? Get in touch with us:

Contact Ben Williamson on 07958 213 914 or email us at [email protected] with your details.