Pony 'Lookers'

Love horses? Enjoy a walk? Could you be one of our 'Pony Looker' volunteers?

Castle Bottom Nature Reserve is a small lowland site located in Eversley, near Yateley. It contains one of the most important valley mires in southern England. The reserve is a Special Protection Area (SPA) because of its important bird populations and is also the home to our small herd of Exmoor ponies who live on site for conservation grazing.

Exmoors are a feral breed of pony and it's important that we keep them true to their nature, therefore we will be asking people not to try and approach them. However we are looking for volunteers to act as 'lookers' our eyes and ears on the reserve to ensure that the ponies are well and that none are missing!


Available weekly (you can still go on holiday!) and happy to walk around the site where the ponies are situated.

Can access the site which is located in Eversley - so ideally own transport.


  • Accessibility
    Sadly volunteers must be physically able as involves walking across uneven ground and all weathers.
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Free parking.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

We are especially keen to find help on a Saturday.


Castle Bottom Nature Reserve
RG27 0QA

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