If you want to learn more about the site, its habitats and its history, the site rangers provide a variety of events and education activities throughout the year. Events are regularly added to our What’s on page, and schools and groups can arrange educational visits based on our school’s education programme.
Wyndham’s Pool holds some large carp, and is also populated with other coarse fish such as perch, roach, tench and pike. The track to Wyndham’s Pool and Hospital Pond is just off Cricket Hill Lane, a few hundred metres up the hill from the Cricketers Pub.
There is no fishing allowed on the A30 pond or Strood Pool. These ponds are regularly electro-fished to remove as many of the fish as possible. This is undertaken to provide the best possible habitat for dragonfly nymphs and other invertebrate larvae that can be heavily predated by fish. Electro-fishing is usually harmless and is regularly used to survey fish stocks.
The fishing on Wyndham’s Pool and Hospital Pond is leased by Hartley Wintney Angling Society, who are responsible for the day to day running of the ponds and fishing. More information about the Hartley Wintney Angling Society.
Fishing is open to members of HWAS and also by purchase of a day ticket. Day Tickets must be purchased in advance from Yateley Angling Centre, 12/16 The Parade, Yateley, Hants, GU46 7UN, 01252 861955
Cost £5 from Yateley Angling Centre. Anglers (over 12 years of age) should also hold a current Environment Agency Rod Licence. Those found not to have a valid day ticket will be charged £10 on the bank.
A closed season operates from 15 March to 15 June. This is because the Common is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and Natural England stipulate this condition.
A list of rules can be found in the Wyndham’s Pool Car park. Any infringements of these rules will result in offenders being asked to leave the venue, and may result in a permanent ban
Yateley Common has a large network of bridleways and permissive bridleways.
The network of routes which are accessible on horseback and bicycle are clearly marked on the ground with blue arrowed posts.
Dogs are welcome at Yateley Common Country Park and we value the contribution that responsible owners can bring. Please follow these tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit.
Please keep to the bridleways which are clearly marked with blue arrowed posts, and do not stray off the line of the path. This helps to protect the delicate habitats found on the Common.
Please ride with consideration to other site users and remember that some may be frightened of horses. Please ride slowly past pedestrians and cyclists.
Please take your litter home. Litter can be dangerous to wildlife.
Please guard against Fires. The heathland is at extreme risk from fires, and will burn quickly.
Please do not damage or remove any rocks or plants from the site. They are an important part of the habitat and may be home to many small creatures.
Please keep dogs under control. The site is home to many important nesting birds, which are easily disturbed by dogs.
Full details of the site Byelaws are available on the back of Yateley Common entrance boards
Take extreme care when crossing the A30, Cricket Hill Lane, or Reading Road. Vehicles move very fast along these roads and drivers may not see you approaching.
Always ride according to the conditions; parts of the bridleways may become muddy in wet weather.