Ludshott Commons

A frosty morning at Ludshott Commons, Hampshire

Important notice -

In line with government guidance, our countryside space is open for local visitors to access for walks. We ask all visitors to follow guidance on social distancing to keep everyone safe.

One of the largest remaining areas of heathland in east Hampshire

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Ludshott Commons in spring

Forestry works at Ludshott Common

Forestry works are being carried out on Ludshott Common near the villages of Grayshott and Headley. Works are expected to be ongoing until the end of February 2021. The works will remove self-seeded Scots Pine and Birch trees which will once again open up the heathland. The timber from these works needs to be removed from the site. To facilitate this, a track has been created to safely allow the works vehicles to travel over the heathland. The winter weather conditions mean that this track will become rutted and muddy. Warning signs have been put up across the heathland to warn of these conditions. Additionally, an alternative visitor route has been marked to keep everyone safe. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the team:

Close up of mountain bike wheels on grass

Update on cycling

Mountain bikes are only permitted on bridleways and permissive tracks at Ludshott Common. We know how important it is to find fresh air and relaxation but we ask people not cycle on footpaths or create new trails. Any structures on a SSSI, such as jumps or ramps, need permission from Natural England, so we will have to remove them. The best way to check where you can cycle is by looking at an Ordinance Survey map and finding the green dashed lines showing a bridleway.

Ludshott Commons

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Deep ruts across part of the open grassland of Ludshott Common, East Hampshire

Friends of Ludshott and Passfield Commons 

The group supports the Trust in the upkeep of Ludshott and several, less well-known adjoining areas of heath, wood pasture and ancient woodland.