Landscape Planning and Heritage

Volunteering and Community Woodlands


Many of our important countryside sites in the Hampshire are maintained with the help of volunteers. Not only is volunteering fun, it gives you the opportunity to meet new people and gain new skills at the same time as carrying out valuable work to protect and enhance our natural heritage There are plenty of volunteer opportunities in Hampshire's woodlands.

The County Council's Countryside Service manage a range of sites across the county with many opportunities to get involved as a volunteer. Please contact one of Hampshire County Council's Information Centres for details of sites close to where you live. There is also a host of volunteering opportunities with the following organisations.

Hampshire Conservation Volunteers


Eastleigh Borough Council - The Itchen Hamble Countryside Project

East Hampshire

East Hampshire AONB - South Downs Ranger Service


Hart District Council

Southampton area

contact the rangers based at Westwood Woodland Park


Farham Borough Council - Countryside Service

Community Woodlands

The Community Woodland Network has been set up by the Woodland Trust to support woodland groups throughout the country with their invaluable work in managing and conserving woodland

The Network is also keen to help new groups that would like support in getting started.

Below are links to some commumnity woodlands in Hampshire. If your woodland is not here and you would like to add it to the list please let us know.

Hollybank Woodlands Emsworth

Nore Barn Woods Havant

Park Wood Waterlooville

Woodland Park Pilands Wood Bursledon

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