Southwood Country Park


Southwood Country Park is a 57-hectare area of natural green open space in Farnborough. The country park is split into two areas (east and west sides) and is a Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) with large populations of slow worms, common lizards, smooth and palmate newts. Five species of bats and wetland birds have been identified and it is a habitat for invertebrates, with nine nationally-scarce, and two nationally-rare species.

Features and facilities to the east include: a field centre, a café with toilets (open 7 days a week), picnic benches, playground and car park. The field centre is available for hire.
Features and facilities to the west include a network of formal and informal paths, with a 2.4 kilometre circular walking route and dog-proof fencing along the boundaries of Ively Road and car park.

For updates on events taking place at Southwood Country Park, please visit the Blackwater Valley Facebook Page:

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User Cost/Charge Information
Free car parking (height restriction 1.9m) with disabled parking bays.
Field Centre hire for local groups: please contact or 01252 985 589

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Rushmoor Borough Council

01252 398 399



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Field centre & East car park
Ively Road
Hampshire GU14 0LJ (nearest postcode)

West car park
Kennels Lane
Off Ively Road
Hampshire GU14 0LL (nearest postcode)

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