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“A good place to feed the ducks”
Review of Stonebridge Pond

Stonebridge Pond
Ranked #13 of 51 things to do in Faversham
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

The pond is at the bottom of Dark Hill by the end of Tanner's Street. To get to it on foot from the town centre, simply walk down West Street. It's a fairly large shallow pond fed by a stream that flows down past the Chart Gunpowder Mills, and feeds the stream that runs down Flood Lane and into the creek. It's fairly silted up, and has a couple of semi-submerged trees growing in it, but the ducks and swans don't seem to mind.

It's a good and relatively safe place to take children to feed the ducks (mainly a mixture of Mallard and domestic escapees) as it's pretty shallow. In winter large flocks of Black-Headed gulls (and sometimes their larger relatives) abound, and there are normally a few Moorhen and Coot to be seen.

It's a popular feeding spot - outside of winter the birds are probably overfed and might not be that interested in bread, but on a cold winter's day they'll be flocking. Do consider bring grain rather than white bread for the health of the birds though!

There's a bench or two to sit on, and views over the nearby allotments. Saved from re-development by local efforts it's a pleasant place to sit for a while.

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Stonebridge Pond is at the end of two of Faversham's most historic streets - where West Street and Tanners Street meet, so it's definitely a place to aim for on a walk round Faversham. The ponds themselves are charming, and in the background you can see allotments. On a misty day, or at sunset, the scene is almost like an impressionist painting, and there are ducks and swans, too.

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

If your in Faversham come visit the ducks they will be pleased to see you! I love stonebridge pond and have been visiting there since a child. My son loves visiting the Ducks too!

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

For small children, a wonderful time. Ducks galore, swans by the dozen, small waders waiting for the chance to steal bread from the bigger birds. Go during the breeding season and you might see Mum duck escorting kiddy ducks across the road. The pond is becoming dirty and overgrown, possibly from to much bread being thrown in. The kids won't care, or notice. If they fall in the pond is shallow enough for them to stand up whilst Mum or Dad rescue them.The birds are the real attraction. Easy, free, parking.

2  Thank Mike T
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

I've been visiting stonebridge pond since a child. Come visit and enjoy a walk along the streams joining the pond. Don't forget some bread, the ducks will be grateful!

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