The Chase

Small heath butterfly at The Chase, Hampshire

Important notice -

The Chase is now open. We have limited spaces in our car park, if full please come back another time. Thank you for your patience while we were closed to allow for the remediation works to be undertaken following the pollution incident.

Quiet nature reserve with a surprising array of habitats

The Chase

Things to see and do

Common toad in a muddy puddle

Things to see and do at the Chase

The Chase is a small property of 143 acres of woodland near the village of Woolton Hill, close to the Hampshire/Berkshire border, which supports a wide community of walkers and regular visitors through schools and naturalist groups. The land was bought by Sir Kenneth Swan in 1930 and the site soon transformed into the nature reserve that stands today.