Ludshott Commons

A frosty morning at Ludshott Commons, Hampshire

Important notice -

Please note the Dunelm car park will be closing for essential forestry work at the end of September 2021. The nearest alternative car park is located at GU26 6DS (access from B3002, Waggoners Wells Junction)

One of the largest remaining areas of heathland in east Hampshire

More about this place

Dog waste bins on Ludshott Common

Update on dog bins at Ludshott Common

Due to the huge increase of dog walkers using Ludshott Common in the past year, we have struggled to keep up with the disposal of dog waste left in our bins. Emptying the bins incurs huge costs, which is still not keeping up with demand. As a charity we have limited funds for waste disposal, so as a result, the dog waste bins on Ludshott Common will be removed at the end of September 2021. Please help us to keep this special place beautiful by taking your dog waste home with you. Thank you. If you have any questions please get in touch by email

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 in spring

Forestry works at Ludshott Common

Essential forestry works are being carried out on Ludshott Common near the villages of Grayshott and Headley. Work begins in September 2021 and is expected to carry on until spring 2022. As a result, the car park at Dunelm on the B3002 will be closing at the end of September. The nearest alternative car park is located at GU26 6DS (access from B3002, Waggoners Wells Junction) For more information to plan your visit, and some FAQ’s, please read the article ‘Visiting Ludshott Common, What You Need to Know’

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.