GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Frensham Ponds Walk

5 miles (8.5 km)

This park is run by the National Trust and contains the lovely Frensham Ponds which attract a variety of rare birds such as the reed bunting, sedge warbler, great crested grebe, nightjars and woodlarks. There are a number of peaceful footpaths taking you around the ponds and through the heathland which includes a mixture of purple heathers, bright yellow gorse and rich green bracken. The park also contains bridleways which can be used by cyclists.
If you'd like to continue your outing you could head to the nearby Devil's Punch Bowl and Gibbet Hill. Here you'll find miles of cycling and walking trails through a natural nature reserve, filled with heathland, streams and woodland. Thursley National Nature Reserve is located a few miles to the east and has miles of footpaths through heathland and woodland with a huge variety of wildlife.
Just to the south you will find the splendid Sculpture Park in Churt.
Just to the north there are more nice woodland trails in Bourne Woods, site of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood Film set from his 2010 film starring Russell Crowe.
The park is located close to the popular town of Farnham, where the epic North Downs Way begins.

Frensham Country Park Postcode

GU10 2QD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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The Frensham Ponds Hotel is a lovely place to enjoy afternoon tea after your walk. There's a waterside outdoor seating area with fine views over the pond. It's the perfect place to relax after your exercise.

Dogs are always welcome at Frensham Little Pond. Please keep them under close control, ensuring that they are in sight at all times and will return to you when called. Dogs are not permitted to swim in the pond because of the wildlife. At the Great Pond please do not take them onto the beach area.

Head a few miles south of the park and you can visit some more lovely ponds at Waggoners Wells. Though not as famous as Frensham it's a place worthy of some investigation. The National Trust site includes three ponds surrounded by peaceful woodland. It's a nice easy place to extend your outing if you have time.
Waggoners Wells - geograph.org.uk - 100388 Waggoners Wells - geograph.org.uk - 1297098
Pictured above are Waggoners Wells. This tranquil beauty spot near Frensham makes a nice addition to your outing.

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Photos

Frensham Little Pond - geograph.org.uk - 582793

Frensham Little Pond

Bridge by Frensham Pond Hotel - geograph.org.uk - 353298

This attractive, arched bridge crosses a small channel in front of the exclusive hotel. Beyond are seen some yacht masts - Frensham Great Pond is popular for sailing.

Frensham Great Pond - geograph.org.uk - 725170

Footbridge by Frensham Pond Hotel

Frensham Pond Hotel - geograph.org.uk - 353293

Frensham Pond Hotel

Frensham Great Pond - geograph.org.uk - 1011618

Large pond near Churt which is big enough to support a thriving marina.

Frensham Great Pond - geograph.org.uk - 582791

The beach at the great pond

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