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Things to see and do at Foxbury

Horse riding in the summer at Foxbury, Hampshire.
Horse riding in the summer at Foxbury | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Foxbury is a 150-hectare conservation site, with a rich dry and wet heathland, woodland, wetland, ponds and scrub that attracts specialised wildlife. It sits on the edge of East Wellow and adjacent to Bramshaw Commons and is open for special events only.

Visiting Foxbury for events

Our events aim to help visitors get closer to nature. Foxbury can be explored  via miles of safe and accessible all-weather gravel tracks within the site, ideal for family walks, running, fitness, cycling, and horse riding.

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Building a den from sticks at Foxbury | © National Trust Images/Trevor Ray Hart

Perfect for children

Foxbury also has a 'base camp', perfect for younger children who can do den building, use a compost loo and participate in some '50 things to do before you're 11¾' activities.

What's on at Foxbury 

See the events that are coming up by following the link at the bottom of this page.  

Hiring the area

Please contact us below if you would like to use Foxbury for recreational or educational purposes. Our long-term heathland restoration processes, diverse management strategies and improved facilities within the site makes Foxbury a perfect place for educational field study. Find out about bringing educational groups to Foxbury.

Foxbury's woodland and pastures

Discover more at Foxbury

Find out how to get to Foxbury, where to park, the things to see and do and more.

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