About the project:
Winnall Moors is an open stretch of natural countryside, following the course of the River Itchen,
in the shape of a large wedge of cheese that lies from the A34 at Headbourne Worthy to the very heart of Winchester at its tip.
It is formally designated an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and cSAC (candidate Special Area of Conservation, under
the EU Habitats Directive).
In the 1980s the southern section was designated as a nature reserve, managed by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife
Trust (HIWWT). The northern section has recently been purchased by HIWWT
who are implementing a major programme of improvement and
enhancement to this section.
The site falls within the
Countryside Agency’s plan for a South Downs National Park,
extending from Winchester to Eastbourne.
HIWWT Winnall Moors. Winnall Moors is located at grid reference
SU 487 300
Worthys Conservation Volunteers carried
out conservation work on the site on a couple of occasions in 2007,
and we are hoping to help out again this year.
See us in the press:
HIWWT Wildlife Magazine Article - Summer 2007
Scrub Clearance - January 2007