Not half a mile away, but immediately behind the houses directly opposite mine.
I found them at the weekend.
From the little copse of woods you can walk up on to Yateley Common Country Park.
I knew it was there, and I have visited often, I just had no idea I could access it with just a few steps from my front door.
I saw a green woodpecker that wasn’t amenable enough to stay still an be photographed, and explored the mounds and holes left by demolished military buildings that were on part of the land during the Second World War (I really must find out more about those),
Anyway, now I’ve found this little path into the Country Park right on my doorstep, I am sure I shall be using it often.