A Twitcher's Haven
PUBLISHED: 12:46 24 March 2014 | UPDATED: 17:03 27 May 2015
One of the highlights of living in Hampshire is discovering all sorts of hidden delights right on our doorstep and Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve is a shining example.
Located within stone-skimming distance of the Solent, this incredible reserve spans 369 acres of the Lower Meon Valley. Over 200 species of bird have been recorded at the Haven, along with 300 plant families; a handful of mammals including roe deer, badger and pipistrelle bats; grass snake; 19 species of dragonflies and damselflies and over 30 species of butterfly.
The reserve offers a tranquil and unique space to wander throughout the year, with a network of paths and boardwalks leading to hides and wetlands, allowing you a glimpse of the ever-changing wildlife. The visitor centre has a wealth of information - including a white board recording all the latest sightings - whilst the cafe is a great place to soak up the sea views over a hot chocolate.
Titchfield Haven Visitor Centre and National Nature Reserve is open Wednesday to Sunday plus bank holidays, 9.30am to 4pm (winter) and 9.30pm to 5pm (British summer time)
Titchfield Haven Visitor Centre, Cliff Road, Hill Head, Fareham, PO14 3JT; 01329 662145