Welcome to Wellesley Woodlands

This natural open green space forms part of Wellesley, a major Wellesley housing development delivered by Grainger plc, which will see 3,850 new homes built in the area, along with two new primary schools and the refurbishment of six listed buildings.

Spanning 110 hectares – equivalent to more than 150 football pitches – and boasting rich greenery, an abundance of wildlife and a network of footpaths, Wellesley Woodlands offers residents, both new and old, and visitors the chance to enjoy a special haven of green space.

Sited on what was formerly training grounds for the Ministry of Defence’s Aldershot Garrison, Wellesley Woodlands has been taken over by a national land management charity, the Land Trust, which has appointed Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership to manage the site on its behalf.

In delivering the Wellesley Woodlands, this natural partnership will create a new landmark asset for Aldershot.

Wellesley is a new residential development delivered by Grainger on the site of the former Aldershot Garrison. Wellesley Woodlands forms an important part of this development which is accessible to both the new and existing communities of Aldershot. The woodlands are managed by the Land Trust working together with the Black Water Valley Countryside Partnership.

The combined expertise of these organisations forms a natural partnership for the creation, long-term management and sustainability of Wellesley Woodlands.


Established in Newcastle in 1912, Grainger plc is the UK’s largest listed residential landlord and manager.


The Land Trust

A national charity that deals with the long-term management and sustainable funding of public open green spaces as community and environmental assets.


Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership

Responsible for co-ordinating work in the Blackwater Valley, including maintenance of land, wildlife conversation and recreational activities, on behalf of the local authorities.