Fleet Pond

Fleet Pond: Address, Fleet Pond Reviews: 4.5/5

About
Fleet Pond is the largest freshwater lake in Hampshire and the nature reserve has 54.6 hectares (141 acres) of varied habitats. The pond itself occupies approximately half of this area. The surrounding land features heathland, woodland, reedbed and marsh, and is home for many species of birds, butterflies, dragonflies and wild flowers. Fleet Pond is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI.) The area is managed by the Hart District Council Countryside Ranger Service in partnership with the Fleet Pond Society which provides generous support to the Countryside Rangers as well as offering exciting volunteer opportunities for the local community. The Fleet Pond Restoration Project is run in partnership between Hart District Council, Fleet Pond Society, Natural England and the Environment Agency. To help restore Fleet Pond Nature Reserve to a healthier and more valuable amenity for wildlife and people. The sites main car park is situated just off of Cove Road (A3012) it is FREE to park here. There is a height restriction of 2.1m. Fleet Train Station car park can also be used and has quick access to the site. However this is charged Monday-Saturday. Fleet Pond also has a designated picnic area. Surfaced paths make access easy for wheelchairs, pushchairs and bicycles. There is NO FISHING at Fleet Pond until the season opens on the 16th June. Please keep dogs under close control.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Popular mentions

4.5
250 reviews
Excellent
152
Very good
82
Average
15
Poor
1
Terrible
0

JustinPetersen
London, UK100 contributions
Easily accessible for a nice day out
Jun 2021
My friend invited me here to meet up, watch your sat nav carefully if you're arriving via the M3 or you'll the miss the turn for it.

Once you arrive, after a short walk through the woods, you'll be greeted by one heck of a view, I went "this isn't a pond - it's a bloomin lake" of which it is a pond, I'll let you search out why.

This place has free parking, the road is full of holes so don't go racing down the road and it'll take about 60 - 90 mins to walkaround - you can take different routes which are well mapped and signposted, there's even places you can setup for the day and during awesome sunny weather - this would be a great suggestion.

The train station literally sits next to it, and you can access it from the station car park. I don't jog, but I'd suggest it for joggers as it's flat, the ground isn't hard and we met lots of them!

Fleet centre is about a 10 minute drive from the pond and there's a pub nearby if you need refreshments after a long walk.
Written July 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stuart B
2 contributions
daily walk
May 2021
A stunning location.
I hope it doesn't get too popular though.
You can walk round in about 1 hour.
Convenient access by road or rail.
Written May 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hum
44 contributions
Quite a Fleet this walk was
Mar 2021 • Family
Gorgeous scenery, useful bird information to educate, lovely close interaction with birds, quiet and calm woodland walk, fun swing rope for the kids (or adults). Find the painted rock, hide it and share it on social media!
Written March 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RugbyDave50
Bagshot, UK334 contributions
Really well planned and set out walk!
Jan 2021
Free parking - hooray! Interesting bumpy road to take you there. May need seasickness pills!!!

But worth the effort.

This is a really well laid out stroll round a beautiful lake with loads of wildlife. Some very different plants and trees. surrounded by idyllic streams, bridges and wooden walkways.

Shame about the railway station and it's car park and the intrusive residential housing. Well worth an hour's stroll - enjoy!!
Written January 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michaela K
2,101 contributions
Lovely walk around the late
Oct 2020 • Couples
Has a nice and enjoyable walk around the lake, nice viewing points but worth bringing wellies to walk around as it gets quite muddy
Written October 31, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

scr0406
United Kingdom62 contributions
Dog walk
Aug 2020
Great place to walk, watch the sunset , or run through the woods. Ponds , trees,grass, walkingroutes what’s not to like.
Written August 30, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Debra B
Greasby, UK279 contributions
Great walk
Mar 2020
We have walked here quite a few times now as our daughter and husband live very close by, it’s a lovely place to walk and enjoy the nature, it’s very popular with joggers and dog walkers, it’s such a beautiful relaxing area, definitely recommend if in the area.
Written March 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SuzieCWright
1 contribution
Tranquil Beauty
Jan 2020
Whether you want to walk the dog or just get away from the rat race, Fleet Pond gives you a complete reconnection with Nature with woodland, heathland, wetland and the pond itself. A truly beautiful and tranquil nature reserve in the midst or urban chaos.
If you want to go further, Fleet Pond has a fantastic group of volunteers who get together to help manage and nurture the reserve while having fun, meeting new friends and learning new skills. Do grab a picnic (and binoculars) and treat yourself to a beautiful, natural, free experience.
Written January 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AB + GB
Fleet, UK14 contributions
Lovely local place for a walk
Dec 2019
Excellent place to walk your dog and so close to Fleet town itself. Plenty of places nearby that offer free parking.
Written December 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rodders104
Fleet, UK144 contributions
Great local facility
Dec 2019
Fleet residents are really lucky to have such a great facility on their doorstep. Several different walks around the pond or over the heathland for variety.
Written December 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 246
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing