Know before you go
Entry feeParking charges apply from 13th August 2018
Parking informationCar park off Portsmouth Road (A3100/A283), near the junction with the A3 at Milford
A self-guided trail leaflet is available to download
Not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitMay to August
About the reserve
Records show Rodborough Common was used for grazing sheep and cattle in the late 19th century, as well as for military exercises during the Second World War.
Today the site is a heathland nature reserve with areas of woodland and acid grassland.
Reptiles such as the common lizard and grass snake can be seen, along with many bird and butterfly species including the Silver-studded blue, which is only found on heathland sites. The reserve is also home to several nationally scare inverterbrates.
Also look out for displays of lesser celandine, bluebells and enchanters nightshade in the woodlands in spring.