A tranquil nature reserve just off Lake Grove Road offers a gentle wander or a place to sit and enjoy the natural surroundings. The traditional village duck pond is a favourite with the children. These are water meadows so, after a heavy downpour, you may need your waterproof footwear.
Another favourite for families is the Ballard Fairy Trail, an easy wander through the woodland, looking for the fairy houses! Download the map here Ballard Fairy Trail
New Milton Town Council works with the Friends of Ballard Water Meadow to ensure the site is maintained ensuring that nature conservation objectives are fulfilled.
Read the Ballard Water Meadow Management Policy and Work Plan here
Ballard Water Meadow Management Policy from 2020
Ballard Water Meadow Annual Work Plan from 2020
Ballard Meadow Annual Report 2021-22
Ballard Common Bird Census2022
Details of the Insect Survey Insect Survey Report 2021
For more information on the Friends of Ballard Water Meadow, click here.