Fleet Pond
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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.
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LEW82
Brighton and Hove, UK6 contributions
Sept 2023 • Solo
It's definitely worth a walk around if you are visiting the area. People are so friendly too and say 'hi'. I felt like a local.
Written 25 February 2024
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31 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
walked all the way around the pond on one trip and walked to some woodland near the pond on another trip where there were birch and pine trees with ferns covering the ground and sat on a fallen tree and enjoyed the natural setting
Written 26 November 2023
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james v
3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Great for a walk on a sunny day. Plenty of parking. Lots of wildlife. Some fishing spots too.close to train station
Written 28 August 2023
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wally Cranflopp
Dudley, UK75 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
This place is amazing.
I traveled there half expecting to find a little pond with a few frogs and a newt in it………
THIS IS NOT A POND!!!!
It’s serious lee large, even with those special boots on that fisherman wear,one could not walk through it.
I saw so much wildlife (too many to list) but I saw birds (winged), ants, fish (in water),several deer and a wallaby.
I couldn’t find a public lavatory in the “pond grounds “ so I had to release myself behind a tree (into a Tesco bag).
I must say how helpful the park ranger was when I showed him the contents of my bag and asked him what was the best thing to do with them. He said that I should either take them back home and destroy them or leave the bag in a supermarket.
Lovely day out.
Well done to all the volunteers who have made this journey a success.Hampshire is a very nice community (quite posh) and I anticipate many more visitors coming to visit this “pond “.
Written 23 April 2023
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Mason Niall
3 contributions
Nov 2021
I went during a cold period in the year but fleet pond is beautiful to walk in seeing wildlife walking along you feel peaceful and calm i will return at some point no words can sum it up enough
Written 4 September 2022
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Adrian B
Exeter, UK469 contributions
Jul 2022
We tried for 30 minutes to get to this place and it was a disaster, dead ends, road blocks, new developments being built. Don't bother
Written 10 July 2022
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SurpriseBonanza
Fleet, UK3 contributions
Mar 2022
We love Fleet Pond. Had a beautiful morning strolling around. One for all the family, not to be missed if you are in the area
Written 1 April 2022
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Jeremy Li
Hampshire, UK8 contributions
Nov 2021
I don't know what i was expecting, and the weather didn't help, but we didn't really enjoy our visit. There are many great lakes in this country, and this isn't one of them.
Written 23 January 2022
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JustinPetersen
London, UK120 contributions
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 12 July 2021
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Stuart B
2 contributions
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 10 May 2021
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