Rooksbury Mill

Rooksbury Mill, originally a trout fishery, was transformed into a Local Nature Reserve in 2008 near Andover town center.

The site includes diverse habitats such as wet woodland, chalk grassland, and lakes, and received Green Flag status in 2009 and 2010 after improvements were made to support the environment.

Rooksbury Mill

Rooksbury Mill, Barlows Lane, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 2HA

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Rooksbury Mill

About Rooksbury Mill

Rooksbury Mill is located near Andover town center next to Watermills Park. The two lakes were made after World War II by taking out gravel. The Mill crosses the main part of the River Anton with smaller streams made to drain the floodplain.

Recently, the site has been used to create streams and channels to give oxygen to the trout farm. The area now has different habitats like wet woodland, chalk grassland, scrub, areas near the river, two big lakes, ponds, and a part of the River Anton.

In 2001, Rooksbury Mill was bought and changed from a private trout fishery to a Local Nature Reserve in 2008. Since then, the reserve has improved a lot and got Green Flag status in 2009 and 2010.