About Yateley

Yateley 1248. "Woodland clearing with or near a gate or gap."

Yateley parish, which has a population of approximately 22,000, is situated in the north east corner of Hampshire and acquired the status of a town in January 1975. It covers an area of 2,722 acres stretching northwards from the A30 to the River Blackwater, which forms the boundary with the Royal County of Berkshire.

The town includes the areas of Darby Green, Frogmore and part of Blackwater, and also includes the greater part of Blackbushe Airport within its boundary. The town itself is a mixture of old and new developments; during the last 30 years it has expanded dramatically. There are two village greens with recreation and play equipment areas, as well as other amenity play parks in various locations around the town.

Yateley has three GP surgeries, eleven schools and many other local services, detail of which can be found under 'Local Information'.


History For information on the history of Yateley visit the Yateley Society website at https://www.yateleysociety.org.uk/

Yateley Common

Adjacent to the town is Yateley Common (approximately 500 acres), which has been designated a Country Park and is managed by the Countryside Service at Hampshire County Council.  It is an area of lowland heath designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Protection Area (SPA) because of its importance for wildlife. More information on Yateley Common can be found on the Hampshire County Council Website



Heathland Scrub Management: Recreating the Open Heathland Habitat 2019:https://yateleycommoncountrypark.wordpress.com/2019/10/02/heathland-scrub-management-recreating-the-open-heathland-habitat-2019

Queries related to the common should be directed to the Common Ranger Tel 01252 870425 email northern.sites@hants.gov.uk






Yateley Common Management Committee

  River Blackwater

The Blackwater River Valley has recently been restored as a recreational area with aquatic and other leisure facilities and is becoming increasingly popular with all age groups.  It runs along the northern border of the new Swan Lake Park which will be an area for informal recreation managed as a species rich grassland.  The river and open space are managed by Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership. Please visit the website at : https://blackwatervalleycountryside.wordpress.com/


Yateley is well known for great fishing lakes. For more information see http://www.yateleyangling.co.uk/social/fishing-venues/lakes

Yateley Green Pond is fishing for under 16's only. The closed season is from March 15th until June 15th inclusive.