Farnham Park

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Farnham Park
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Farnham Park is a remarkable survival of a medieval deer park with a landscape of rolling grassland and veteran trees and a boundary that has remained unchanged for over 600 years. Its 320 acres (130 hectares)has retained much of its 17th Parkland character and has the feel of open countryside. It offers Avenues, hidden dells, hills, valleys, ponds and streams. It's elevated position provides panoramic views of Farnham and surrounding countryside. Farnham Park is a Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI), an area of Historic Landscape Value (AHLV) a Grade 2 listed Historic Park and Garden (English Heritage designation), a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and has received Green Flag status for the second year running. Park facilities The Park is managed for wildlife and recreation and provides: a large adventure playground a toddlers play area a shared used path (suitable for both pedestrians and cyclists) limited access for wheelchairs cafe toilets a hole golf course cricket club two football pitches. The football pitches are available for hire during the playing season please contact: waverleysportsbookings@glendale-services.co.uk Where is Farnham Park? The southern end of the Park lies about 100m north of Castle Street, an easy walk from the centre of town. Farnham is well served by buses and trains, though if you are driving, the main car park is situated off Folly Hill (A 287) between Farnham and Upper Hale.
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Janet Finch
Frimley, UK71 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Lovely day at Farnham Park after looking at the website however although it advertises free car park it didn't mention only about 6 to 7 car fit in there so arrived and no spaces also car park wasnt very well sign posted. Glad there is a concrete path around the park but quite narrow, as the grass was very boggy even though we hadn't had much rain.
Written 6 February 2022
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Lizally47
London, UK369 contributions
Jan 2022
Last visited this park twenty years ago and we were very disappointed with our trip today. The footpaths were dotted with dog mess everywhere we walked. You could smell dog mess as soon as you got out of the car! The main car park was almost full and we saw two separate elderly gentlemen open their car doors and literally let their dogs jump out to do their business - disgusting!
Written 25 January 2022
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Adam C
Winchester, UK17 contributions
Nov 2021
WHAT’S REALLY GOOD - Its fantastic the Bishops Deer Park has been preserved for the local community. It has Free Parking. Clearly well used and much loved by local residents. Views over Farnham. The Cafe. Great place for dogs. The park by the second car park slightly more wild and ecologically interesting with few veteran oaks and stream. Ranger station history of the Park good. Great to see some sheep grazing unimproved pasture.

WHAT’S NOT - dog faeces, plastic bags in trees and hedges containing dog faeces,, toilets seem to be now permanently closed which is unacceptable, appalling lack of finger posts to help navigate around the park, muddy main paths although we did note piles of woodchip for natural surfacing, a bit boring and urban not enough wildlife urgently needs rewilding - unimproved grassland - wild flowers, wood pasture native trees for future veterans, connective hedgerows, wetlands near stream and more wildlife ponds. Avenue trees planted too close together so Lyme trees have no room to expand their crowns as they age. Serious lack of wildlife interpretation boards, no leaflets for self guided walks etc…

Farnham is very lucky to have this amazing natural resource but perhaps could do with more conservation management / rewilding, proper signposting and interpretation boards and for goodness sake reopen the public toilets !
Written 14 November 2021
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Travellerclass
Farnham, UK835 contributions
Aug 2021
We walked through the park from Hale to get down to Farnham today and it was just beautiful. The park has so much space to walk and relax and really gives you an uplifting positive feeling. Excellent for families with activities to keep the young ones happy.
Written 16 August 2021
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Pat L
Surrey, UK23 contributions
Nov 2020
Farnham deer park is a lovely place to walk your dog. We have been coming here for 20 years. It is well maintained, and dog owners, on the whole, are very responsible and nice people. Unfortunately, this morning, my husband and I were walking our 9 year old cocker spaniel and experienced an unusual but very unpleasant incident. A German shepherd/Alsatian dog came charging over to us, barking, it was quite intimidating for us and our dog. The young woman owner refused our request to call her dog back and keep it under control, the 2nd time we asked her she became abusive and said if we did not like our dog 'socialising' we should not be in the park !?
Our dog happily socialises with other dogs, just not aggressive, out of control ones.
We have reported this to the Rangers Office but it has left us shaken.
Written 13 November 2020
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Marian1990
Whitchurch, UK313 contributions
Nov 2020
Lovely park with plenty of room for social distancing during lockdown 2. Unfortunately there were far too many cars for the car park and people were leaving their cars all over the place.

Park was well maintained and I had a wonderful walk with my Border Collie. I look forward to returning when hopefully it is not so busy
Written 12 November 2020
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Deborah k
Worcester Park, UK46 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
Lovely big natural park. Didn't get round it all in 2 goes but there are ponds, an adventure playground and another playground. Was hoping for a better view of the castle as it's shut due to Covid. Nice for picnics, dog walking and a great space for children. Was absolutely beautiful in early September
Written 10 September 2020
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Harper
Farnborough, UK6 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Best park around by far. So beautiful and peaceful. A great place to walk the dogs and take my daughter out. Lovely
Written 10 August 2020
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jim r
Farnham, UK110 contributions
Mar 2020
What a delight to take my daily walk in such a lovely wild setting. Wonderful variety of trees with two playgrounds for children. One of them is a terrific adventure playground with some 30 -40 activities. You can find deer, rabbits, squirrels and wild birds to see as you as you walk. Good views of Farnham castle and a nice little tearoom beside the cricket ground and the little golf course. Or just switch off and count the number of different breeds of dog out with their owners for their daily exercise.
Written 6 March 2020
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Brabus1
Farnham, UK13 contributions
Feb 2020
First visit to the park and although I didn't know where I was going, a lovely lady with a little baby gave me directions.

I was will be 3, 2 and 6 month old. Great for walking and the children loved the park.
Written 26 February 2020
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