Hook with Warsash Local Nature Reserve

Hook with Warsash Local Nature Reserve is a 500 acre site with a 3 mile shoreline, at the mouth of the River Hamble not far from Southampton. It makes for some pretty diverse habitat, including wetlands, shingle, grasslands and woodland. The tidal flats are a mecca to wading birds and wildfowl so if you like nothing better than to hide away and await a good sighting, you’ll like it here. There’s something about that though, the sounds and the light; these types of landscape have an ambience entirely of their own. The shingle supports some interesting plant life, like sea kale, sea beet and yellow-horned poppy; in the grasslands it’s not unusual to hear meadow pipits and skylark. The reed beds are definitely an area where you should not be without your binoculars as they have attracted breeding reed warblers and buntings and rare cetti’s warblers. Aside from all that, it’s just a nice place to be, to stroll about and enjoy the fresh air and the greenness.

T: 023 8040 2534          All information correct at the time of writing.

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