Bramley Frith

An ancient woodland to the edge of Bramley village, North Hampshire.


The woodland covers around 74 acres of land and it was even mentioned in the Doomsday book.


It is a large site of deciduous trees with a stunning barn and wonderful fire circle. We use a designated section of the woodland which amounts to around 6 acres, this lessens the impact on the woodland as it allows the biodiversity around our site to thrive. We implement careful woodland management plans to both protect the woodland as well as enhance opportunities for play.


Bramley Frith is located northwest of Bramley village in North Hampshire. 
The entrance to the site is found on an unnamed road off Minchens Lane, RG26 5BH.  

How To Find Us:

To enter you need to come through the National Grid gates, our site entrance is in a lay-by on the left, just after you come around the bend.


You will be able to park here, but on the first week, please wait for one of us to help you with parking as we need to get as many guests parked in the lay-by as possible by parking in a particular way.


We are only permitted to park in the lay-by marked as B on this map. If it's full, please turn around and use the one a little further back before the main gates and then take care to walk in.


Things to be aware of:

The site is private and just inside the main entrance to a National Grid substation in the heart of the woods.
We use this private site by permission of National Grid.


The station poses no risk to safety and is far away from our spot, but it is important that all visitors stay within our designated area for safety and security.


Large vehicles use the entrance road so road safety is very important when arriving and leaving the site.


There is also a large pond in our site. We have dead hedging between us and the pond, but please be aware that it is close by.

Audley's Close

A semi ancient woodland located near the village of Cliddesden,

very close to Basingstoke town centre.


The woodland of Audleys close is a private woodland of around 7 hectares and is situated behind Audley's Wood Hotel. 


We have taken this woodland on recently with the aim to use it for Forest School but also to restore the ancient woodland features through careful woodland management. It is a perfect space for Forest School as it is a safe and private space and within walking or cycling distance from Basingstoke town centre. 


Audley's Close is situated in the village of Cliddesden, just South of Basingstoke. 
The entrance to the site is via Pensdell Farm, opposite the M3 footbridge, RG25 2HA.  

How To Find Us:

The entrance to Pensdell farm is opposite the foot bridge over the M3 from Basingstoke town centre.  

The closet bus stop is at the Golden Lion in Viables, which is a 15 min walk from the site via the foot bridge. This bridge can also be crossed on cycle. 


We have a limited number of parking spaces so you will likely need to double park cars with someone you know is leaving at the same time. You can park on the grass, if it has been wet please only do this if you vehicle has off road capability. 


Things to be aware of:

There are 2 gates along the entrance to the woods. The first gate must remain closed, if possible let yourself and anyone else attending through but it must be closed after everyone is through for security. The second gate should be open. 


Please stick to the designated rides when you are walking into the site, this is to protect the biodiversity of the woods and for your safety. We have a large and active badgers set which we are also protecting.