Brickfields Country Park

Sunset on the park, click for a larger view

Situated off Boxalls Lane, in Aldershot, Hampshire, is probably one of the British Isles smallest and least known country parks. (Unless you know of one under 8 acres!)    Reclaimed from the remains of a Victorian brickworks and clay diggings, Brickfields Country Park is a peaceful, natural park, known only by local residents and a few in the know - and now you! . . . .

Brickfields Country Park is maintained by The Friends of Brickfields Country Park in conjunction with Rushmoor Borough Council, The Friends group were formed in 1992 by several local residents wanting to become involved in the upkeep and protection of their local wildlife amenity.  The group now in their 25th year, operates under license from Rushmoor Borough Council as part of the Parks Department, performing varied conservation tasks from rubbish clearing, path building, maintenance and publicity.  We are associated to Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership which links us to other conservation groups nation-wide for training, and advice.

We welcome involvement from anyone, as members of the group or occasional volunteers.  Work parties are held in the park on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 1:30pm onwards (12:30 in the winter) unless it is bucketing down! see the Dates page for the latest work schedules and list of events.  No special skills are needed, just some strong footwear and a bit of enthusiasm!, we provide the tools, tea and biscuits.

Our 2018 Funday will be on Sunday the 1st of July. For further details see our Dates page.

  • Latest news -
  • January 2018  -  Our new 2018 calendar has been uploaded with all of the current work dates in the park and further events for 2018, bookings are now available for stall spaces at the 2018 Brickfields Wildlife Funday.  Have a look at the Dates page for further information.
  • August 2017 - The Funday on the 2nd of July was a great success with large crowds who came along and helped us celebrate one of Aldershot's little known gems, and to see the work of the Brickfields volunteers an other local organisations.  There were wildlife and environmental stalls and displays, farm animals, hot and cold refreshments, games, quizzes, competitions, cuddly toy tombola, cake stall and our own brand "Brickfields Park" jams, again a very popular item.  Coffee and tea from our refreshments were all "Fair Trade" products.
  • We must also thank everyone who helped to make our Funday another great event in the local community - the public and visitors, our stallholders and volunteers and our sponsors Brandon Tool Hire, Aldershot (website) and Rushmoor Borough Council (website).  Once again many, many thanks.

  • June 2017  -  We reach our 500th recorded species!.  Many years ago we were told that we - might - find 300 species in Brickfields Country Park, we thought we had much more than that, and so with many long hours of research, crawling around in the grass taking photos, identifying finds and pouring over lists compiled by researchers we have so far reached 515 species of flora and fauna found in the park.  See the Plantlife, Wildlife and Sitemap pages for further info.

Our Search page with its new search engine core has made it easier to find that odd bit of information you are looking for in the 1450+ pages we currently have.  Information on - our history - related links - future dates - photos and descriptions of the 515 species of fauna and flora that have been found in the park, including a gallery of over 1950 photos of plants - flowers - animals - trees - views - park events and more from Brickfields Country Park.  Contact Mike, if you find a any problems.

The Plantlife and Wildlife pages are continually expanding, with each species found in the park having a picture and short description, (a few of the bird entries also have sounds).  Meanwhile the Gallery continues its growth, and with more new photos being added all the time, and a backlog of over a hundred to process, we ask you please bear with us.  (All are copyrighted so contact us if you would like to use them.)

Please roam around our website, you will find links to similar organisations as ourselves, along with their E-mail addresses, contact names and some handy phone numbers and web urls.  There is a description of the park, its history, how to find it and forthcoming dates for The Friends and the Park.  Please feel free to e-mail any comments and suggestions for our site.

Rushmoor Borough Council have published several walks around the Borough, three of which include Brickfields Country Park.  We have saved them on our website and they can be downloaded from the following links, we hope you enjoy them - especially Brickfields Park of course! -

The three "walks" documents above are ©2004 Rushmoor Borough Council.  They are Adobe pdf documents, to get a free pdf reader download Adobe reader here.

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