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Wintershill Estate

Wintershill Estates extends to approximately 910 acres and comprises of two farms known as Manor Farm, Twyford and Wintershill Farm, Durley. The Estate has many different environmental facets to it including SSSI Water meadows, an SAC and Hampshire Heritage Site which provide a valuable habitat for the rare southern damsel-fly, the water meadows lie adjacent to the River Itchen which is designated as a Special Area of Conservation and is renowned for its species of Ranunculus. The parkland is listed on the Hampshire Register of Historic Parkland and can be seen on OS maps dating from 1871. A Roman road is now easily accessible for visitors and it provides an interesting historic feature to study with some 500 m of the route of the Road now clearly visible with mediaeval banks on either side for most of its route. Woodland (including Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland and Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation) and pasture land supporting rare native cattle breeds. Manor Farm now falls within the boundary of the South Downs National Park. Visits can be tailored to meet specific curriculum requirements by a CEVAS trained leader.


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CEVAS stands for Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme. A nationally recognised accreditation, the scheme offers training for individuals who are working – or plan to work – with groups of school children, young people or clients with additional needs.

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