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Nature at Coldeast

About the area

This area was originally part of the grounds of Coldeast House, a Victorian mansion. During the 1930's, the site became a self-sufficient hospital and the patients kept pigs, grew potatoes and planted the orchard. The hospital closed in the 1990's and was left unmanaged until 2014. Fareham Borough Council and a team of volunteers have, since then, been working to restore the area for wildlife and the community.

Take time to discover the natural pond, the orchard, woodlands and meadows.

Coldeast Conservation Volunteers

The Coldeast Conservation Volunteer group was created in 2014 and they meet up every Wednesday to carry out practical conservation tasks.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Coldeast, please email the countryside officer at, or complete an online countryside volunteer application form.

Have your say

From time to time, we ask local residents and visitors to the park for their views about projects we are considering. To see more about this and other consultation work, see Have your say.

Coldeast Managment Plan

The 10 year plan sets out the specific tasks to maintain the Park between 2017 and 2026. More information is available in the Summary Management Plan PDF (2 MB).

Directions to Coldeast

Leave the M27 at junction 8 for Hamble, then take the first left along the A27. Drive over the Hamble bridge through Swanwick and turn right into Barnes Lane at Sarisbury Green. Follow this road until you see the signpost left for Holly Hill Leisure Centre. Use the centre's car park. Follow the path that leads away from the leisure centre and past the children's play area.

SATNAV Postcode: SO31 7BJ


Coldeast shares facilities with Holly Hill Leisure Centre and Holly Hill Woodland Park.


The area won a Silver Gilt medal in the South and South East In Bloom competition in 2017. This was the first year it was entered.


If you know of any faults, such as damaged signs, fences, fly tipping, excessive litter or obstructions on footpaths you can let us know by emailing


For further information about this park or any other countryside site please contact our countryside rangers on 01329 236100 or e-mail

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Fareham Borough Council, Civic Offices, Civic Way, Hampshire, PO16 7AZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1329 236100 | Mobile Text/Photo: 07860 098627
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