The Chase

Small heath butterfly at The Chase, Hampshire

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.