Blashford

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Blashford
Blashford is located in Hampshire
Blashford
Blashford
Blashford shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU1495606840
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RINGWOOD
Postcode district BH24
Dialling code 01425
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
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HampshireCoordinates: 50°51′39″N 1°47′20″W / 50.860877°N 1.788874°W / 50.860877; -1.788874

Blashford is a small hamlet situated in the New Forest National Park in Hampshire, England. Its nearest town is Ringwood, which lies approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) south from the village. At the 2011 Census the population was included in the civil parish of Ellingham, Harbridge and Ibsley.

Near the village, in the Avon Valley on the western edge of the New Forest, is the Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve, created by the quarrying of sand and gravel. The 490 acres (200 ha) wildlife reserve is managed by the Wildlife Trust in partnership with the New Forest District Council and landowners Wessex Water and Bournemouth and West Hampshire Water. Blashford Lakes is an internationally important site for thousands of wildfowl.

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