The estate at Mottisfont
We look after 1600 acres of Hampshire countryside, including Stockbridge Down and Marsh, and Curbridge Nature Reserve; a mix of ancient oak woodland, working hazel and chestnut coppices, wetland meadows and plantations.
Our countryside sites remain open so that local visitors can visit for exercise in line with government guidance. We ask all visitors to follow guidance on social distancing to keep everyone safe. If you need to drive to access these places and find the car park full, please come back another time.
Please be aware that camping is not permitted on any of our countryside sites, and not all are suitable for bikes. You can help us look after the countryside by closing gates behind you, keeping dogs under control, not using barbecues or campfires, taking all rubbish home and leaving no trace of your visit. Thank you.
Read our latest news
Our rangers in south west Hampshire look after over 4,000 acres across the New Forest alongside the wider Mottisfont estate. Take a look at our latest newsletter to see how we’ve been caring for these special places:
The River Test
With its crystal clear waters, the River Test is one of the great chalk streams of the world. An ideal habitat for wild trout and salmon, it was here that Frederic Halford perfected the art of dry fly fishing. The four fishing 'beats' along the river are managed and conserved by our team.