Our estate

The woodland on the Mottisfont estate is over 400 years old

The woodland on the Mottisfont estate is over 400 years old

Our estate consists of 1600 acres of woodland and tenanted farmland in which you can find ancient oak woodland, working hazel and chestnut coppice, wetland meadows and mixed plantations. There are several woodland areas throughout the estate which are accessible to the public, see below for our walking and cycling trails. The most notable of our immediate estate is Spearywell Woods with its wide rides and Great Copse; a fine example of our 400 year old woodland, both of which are striking distance from Mottisfont itself.

Meet our ranger

Ranger Cat is always busy out and about looking after our estate.

Read Cat's blog to find out all the great work our team does to conserve the estate and enable you to see more of it.

Stockbridge Down

Stockbridge Down is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) which lies to the East of the village of Stockbridge. Enjoy a walk on the roof of Hampshire with breath-taking views.

Stockbridge Marsh

Another Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) Stockbridge Marsh lies just behind the High Street of Stockbridge and covers 23 hectares (57 acres) of rich wetland.

Curbridge Nature Reserve

Situated by the River Hamble, this ancient woodland contains mature and veteran Oaks and Ash and has stunning floral displays in the spring and summer

Estate walk

We have a great six mile walk around our estate taking in historic farmland, ancient woods and the River Test. The perfect way to see some of Hampshire's stunning countryside.

Cycle route

Group enjoying a cycle

We have two great cycle routes for you to try, our shorter one is perfect for families and is entirely off road. The longer route is for those more adventurous and takes in the estate.

 Our short cycle route

Our long cycle route

Our friends in the forest

We also care for part of the New Forest. Why not check out the New Forest Northern Commons web pages for more information on what you can do there.