Yateley Country Park

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101 questions so far


14/03/2016 03:59pm

Robin newman

Hi I understand you can't take fallen or cut logs from yateley common. How much does it cost to buy logs and how many do you get?.is the money from the sale logs used to fund up keep of the common.

Thanks r newman

The Ranger replies

Common Rights are historically attached to properties around a common and allow the owner of those rights to carry out certain activities, such as digging for gravel, cutting gorse and taking fallen deadwood. The logs or cordwood we sell today are usually sold as standing timber to a contractor as part of a felling operation undertaken as part of grant funded works to manage the common. As such, we don't specifically sell firewood, but any money made from the sale of timber from felling operations does go back into the future management of the Common.



18/01/2016 01:56pm


The Ranger replies

Two bags building material in outer car park Strouds Pond near metal dragons tooth.

Thanks for the report. We will clear it as soon as possible. If you could report fly tipping to us directly by email that would be great. This generally means that we get the report sooner and get out to collect it quicker. Our contact details are northern.sites@hants.gov.uk . Thanks.



12/01/2016 10:56am


When is the track from Wyndams Pool to Cricket Hill being repaired. Car stuck there last week

The Ranger replies

Repairs to the track to Wyndham's Pool and other car parks are scheduled to take place in early March. Unfortunately, the weather conditions during the winter months do not lend themselves to carrying out maintenance works at this time of year.



05/01/2016 02:20pm

Szwe Mabuza

what animals are found in Yateley common and and blackwater and surrounding areas?

Im doing an assignment for environmental impact assessment at brighton university based on the yateley/blackwater areas in Hampshire.

are there great crested newts and badgers?

please help

The Ranger replies

Thank you for your request for information about Yateley Common. We do have a wide range of species inhabiting the site, far too many to mention here! We do have badgers and great crested newts. If you would like to email the rangers at northern.sites@hants.gov.uk with a more specific request, we may be able to assist you further. Alternatively, please contact the Hampshire Biodiversity Information Centre (HBIC) and they may be able to provide you with more detailed information on species living in the Yateley/Blackwater area. Many thanks for your interest.



23/12/2015 03:23pm

Hi...were the 4 ponies removed from Castle Bottom on Monday 21st Dec ?


The Ranger replies

Thank you for getting in contact about the ponies. Yes, they were removed by the grazier earlier this week.



27/11/2015 11:10am

Philip Rodney

Would it be possible to set up a series of caches in the Bramshill or Warren Heath area for geocaches to visit

The Ranger replies

We don't actually manage either of those parcels of land, so it would not be possible for us to give consent. The land is managed by the Forestry Commission, so you would be best placed speaking with them. The regional office contact details can be found at www.forestry.gov.uk/england-localcontacts. I would suggest you contact them in the first instance.



12/11/2015 11:21am

W jord

When will track to wyndams pool be repaired for car access without danger due to pot holes

The Ranger replies

We are aware that many of the tracks around the Common are in need of some repair, including the track to Wyndham's. This is an ongoing maintenance issue and works are scheduled for in the new year.



02/11/2015 11:41am

Donna penfold


Please can you tell me where it would be possible to park a horse box to use the common?

Many thanks

The Ranger replies

Access with a horse box is limited as most of our car parks have height barriers. The remaining car parks have very tight turning circles or the access route is difficult to navigate and all of the tracks are unmade. If you visit www.hants.gov.uk/countryside/yateley-country-park you can download a map of the site which might help. You may be able to park elsewhere near the Common and ride in using the bridleway network. You can view local rights of way at www.hants.gov.uk/row .Thanks for your interest.



20/10/2015 08:28am


hi please can you let me know if your allowed to horse ride in the common and if so do you need a permit? Where do you park a horse box and where you allowed to ride

Many thanks

The Ranger replies

Hi, if you scroll down the answered questions in Ask a Ranger, a similar question was answered on 02/09/2015. In terms of a horse box, access is limited as most of the car parks have height barriers on them. If you visit www.hants.gov.uk/yateley-country-park , you can download a map of the site, which might help.



18/09/2015 08:57am

Wilf Hardy

Just noticed that since yesterday, 27 steps down on the board walk on the north side of Castle Bottom, the support for a plank has broken. Cannot be easily seen until you walk on it and am concerned that it could cause someone to fall. I know you regularly repair these so you may want to take a look...thanks

The Ranger replies

Thanks so much for your report. We do monitor the condition of the boardwalk on a regular basis, but are not always aware of issues that arise in between visits. We will endeavour to repair the broken plank as soon as possible.


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