The picturesque rural parish of Binsted covers over 7,000 acres. The parish’s northern boundary is formed by the River Wey, and the parish extends from the edge of Alton in the west, to the Surrey boundary in Rowledge to the east.

As well as the village of Binsted, the parish includes the Hampshire part of the village of Rowledge, and the communities of Alice Holt, Blacknest, Bucks Horn Oak, Frith End, Holt Pound, Isington, Malms and Hawbridge, South Hay, Station Road Bentley, Wheatley, Station Road Bentley and Wyck. Bentley railway station is situated in the parish (although the village of Bentley does not).

Alice Holt Forest lies within the parish. This forest is one of the largest surviving ancient woodlands in the South of England. It offers many ways for people to enjoy the great outdoors, from its wide range of walking and cycling routes, to its playgrounds and café.