‘Blacknest Fields’ – a site dedicated to nature and community.

Blacknest Fields’ 8 acres have been owned by Binsted Parish Council since 1857, but it’s only in the last two years that they have been re-opened to the public and are now being managed as a nature recovery site. Blacknest Fields’ 2023 Annual Report (below) describes the wildlife so far discovered, the various projects being undertaken, and future plans.

Visiting Blacknest Fields

A site map is available on Blacknest Fields Community Facebook page. The site is located three fields north of the Jolly Farmer pub, on Bridleway 41. From Bentley Station visitors can reach the site via tracks through Alice Holt forest.  There is no car parking on site, except for summertime community events. Picnicking is welcome, but BBQs and fires are prohibited. Dogs on leads are welcome in Oak Tree Meadow, but not elsewhere on site, where sensitive wildlife needs protecting.

How to join the ‘Friends of Blacknest Fields’ community?

The ‘Friends of Blacknest Fields’ are a friendly community of volunteers who support the site through habitat improvement projects and social events. Find out about upcoming events by emailing BNF@binstedparishcouncil.org.uk to be added to the Blacknest Fields newsletter distribution list, or follow the Blacknest Fields Community Facebook page.

Here is the link to the most recent Blacknest Fields newsletter

12/12/2023 –  Blacknest Fields Winter 2023 newsletter

Previous Newsletters

21/09/2023 – Blacknest Fields Autumn 2023 newsletter

21/06.2023 – Blacknest Fields Summer 2023 newsletter

16/03/2023 –  Blacknest Fields Spring 2023 newsletter

01/01/2023 –  Blacknest Fields January 2023 newsletter

16/11/2022 – Friends of Blacknest Fields –  19 November planting party invitation 

28/09/2022 –  Friends of Blacknest Fields – our first newsletter