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18/04/2017 11:06am

Jo Taylor

I would love to be able to print a map of Yateley Common but the link on the website seems to be 'broken' - is there any other way that I can obtain one?

The Ranger Replies

Apologies you haven't been able to print a map of the Common through the website, I will email you a copy of the map. I will let our web team know of the issue with the link too. Thank you, the rangers.

 

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18/04/2017 11:06am

Steven Scott

On the Sunnyside part of the common on the unmade road running adjacent to Cricket Hill Lane there is a green with wooden posts demarcating the edge of the common. At the end of the lane there are about 15 posts needing replaced. I am prepared to assist with labour and costs. Any chance we could get these old rotting posts replaced? Thank you.

The Ranger Replies

Thank you for offering to help with this work, we will be resuming replacement of these posts over the next few months. I will email you directly to give you more information about when we will be carrying out this work.

 

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07/04/2017 03:14pm

Beccy Morris

Hi please could you tell me if I need a horse riding permit to ride over hawley woods. Thanks in advance

The Ranger replies

Hawley Woods is not managed by Hampshire County Council, however, horse riding permits for the MOD estate can be obtained from Claire Dalton on 01420 483438. If there is noone available to take your call, please leave a message and contact name and number and she will call you back. Many thanks.

 

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23/03/2017 09:23am

Louise bidwell

I am the Forest school leader at our lady's prep school in crowthorne and I wondered if I could bring a class or 2 to Yateley common for a visit please.

Let me know if this is possible please

Many thanks

The Ranger Replies

Thank you for getting in touch with us to arrange a visit, if you could email me at northern.sites@hants.gov.uk we can arrange the details for this.

Many thanks.

 

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31/03/2017 05:16pm

Phil Mandeville

Hi -- Last year there was a Yateley Common Nightjar Walk on Wednesday 13th July. Is there going to be a similar walk this year? Thank you.

Regards, Phil Mandeville.

 

The Ranger replies

Thanks for getting in touch. We are planning to run another walk this year on Yateley Common and Castle Bottom also. We have not yet decided on a date, but please keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for more details. Thanks.

 

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23/03/2017 09:23am

Simon Bromwich

I was driving past Blackbushe motor spares on Sunday, just by vigo lane, when a small animal darted out in front of me and crossed the road. Never seen anything like it before - long & thin, small (Squirel size) dark red in colour. Curious to know if it was a stoat ?

The Ranger Replies

It could be a Weasel or a Stoat, Stoats are bigger. Must have been lovely to see. There are several websites that may help you decide which it was. You can find these by searching mammal identification online.

Many thanks.

 

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23/03/2017 09:23am

keith

I noticed screwed to several trees surrounding Wyndhams Pool and one on sign on walkway on dam stating Hartley Wintney Angling Society licenced by Bracknell Forest Council. Are Bracknell Council now responsible for useage of Pool?

The Ranger Replies

Thank you for reporting this to us, there has been no change in the management of the pond. We will get these signs removed.

Many thanks.

 

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08/03/2017 03:01pm

Kim Treacy

Hello

I am a science Technician at Frogmore College. I run a Science club group and I was wondering if you do organised visits to the common?

It would be lovely to bring the students down after school one Thursday and maybe do a walk or pond dipping, is this something that could be arranged.

Many Thanks

The Ranger Replies

Hi Kim,

Thank you for your interest in Yateley Common. We do offer an education programme which includes pond dipping and guided walks of the Common.

If you could email us at northern.sites@hants.gov.uk to arrange this that would be great.

 

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07/03/2017 10:10am

Abbo Thompson

Hi,

We are thinking of coming to Yateley Common Country Park to cycle, but only have road bikes- are the footpaths/ trials suitable for road type bikes, rather than mountain bikes. Are there many of these 'hard paths'?

Thanks.

The Ranger replies

Some of the tracks at Yateley Common are quite firm, but stoney and sandy. The West End of the Common would give you the greatest majority of firm paths. To access this end of the Common you can park near the control tower at Blackbushe airport.

The Hampshire County Council website has a page dedicated to cycling in Hampshire; http://www3.hants.gov.uk/cycling.htm which you may find useful. If you would like to ask anymore questions please email us at northern.sites@hants.gov.uk

 

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23/01/2017 02:20pm

keith

Further to Mr Barnes inquiry into proposed water pipe a copy of planning statement may still be in Yateley Library but on plan provided pipe will run behind Ely parallel to A30 as far as paddock near Stroud Pond then vanishes!

The Ranger replies

Thank you for your interest. A copy of the application was available at Yateley Library, but we only found out about this after the date on which representations could be accepted, so were unable to promote its availibility. A copy may still be available.

The pipeline crossing Yateley Common is part of a much wider scheme; I believe the pipeline does not finish at the paddocks, but continues across the paddocks and off towards Sandhurst.

 

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