Frogs Copse is a seven hectare informal open space in Townhill, on the eastern side of the River Itchen. The whole park is primarily managed to encourage wildlife species, especially badgers, bats, bullfinch, song thrush, stag beetle and the purple hairstreak butterfly. It has close mown paths taking visitors through the otherwise un-mown grassland.

There are drifts of wild daffodils at the entrances from Northfield Road and Woodmill Lane. Frogs Copse also has a copse with a woodland stream and a pond. Once regularly coppiced, the copse is largely made up of alder, oak and larch with some impressive Monterey pines.

Location

Frogs Copse
Woodmill Lane
Northfield Road
Pinefield Road
Marlhill Close 
SO18 2QE

  • Managed for wildlife
  • Kick about area near Northfield Road entrance