Abbotswood Nature Reserve

Get involved

Countryside officers at Test Valley Borough Council are keen to establish a local volunteer group to help with ongoing management of the site. The Abbotswood volunteer group was first established in January 2019, meeting once a month throughout 2019. The group has been integral in the management of the Nature Reserve and green spaces within the development.

Annual events include the Wildlife Discovery Day, guided walks, such as bats and butterflies, litter picks, scrub management and coppicing works, and many more besides.

Abbotswood conservation work in progress

Look out for upcoming events on our website and Facebook page, full list of this years events can be seen on the South Parks and Countryside Events Guide. If you are interested in joining the group or would like more information on upcoming events, please contact Countryside Officers on 01264 368000 or email community&