Chatley Heath Introduction
Chatley Heath occupies about 700 acres of heath and forest land. Access to this site is from the Ockham Services located on New Lane which is a short distance along the slip road to the Southbound carriageway of the A3.
The heath also houses an octagonal semaphore tower which was part of a chain of such towers allowing the Admiralty to communicate with Portsmouth Dockyard more speedily than sending messengers on horseback.
Ockham Services is also a very popular stopping off point for those travelling South towards Portsmouth. It has a large car park set within woodland, toilets, visitor centre and catering facilities.
Please note, these facilities are NOT available 24 hours.