Gold Valley Lakeside Nature Reserve
A short walk around the peaceful Lakeside Nature Reserve in Aldershot. The reserve is a complex of wet habitats including river, ponds, lakes, reed beds, orchid meadow and wet woodland. The site includes the Basingstoke Canal Walk and Gold Valley Lakes.
The lakes include a great cafe and are a very popular place for fishing (see video below for more details).
The park is also good for spotting wetland birds and includes a car park and a play area with a popular zip wire for children.
PostcodeGU12 5AA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Gold Valley Lakeside Nature Reserve Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Gold Valley Lakeside Nature Reserve Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Gold Valley Lakeside Nature Reserve OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Gold Valley Lakeside Nature Reserve Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Lake House cafe is located next to the Gold Valley Lakes on the western side of the site. They serve a fine afternoon tea which you can enjoy with a lovely view of the lakes.
The park is a popular place for dog walkers so you'll probably see other owners on your visit.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head north to Farnborough and you can enjoy more lakeside trails at the Frimley Hatches nature reserve.
To the south west there's the Rowhill Nature Reserve where there's some peaceful woodland trails and lots more wildlife.