Frensham Little Pond
FarnhamParks & Walks
- All the family
- Under 5s
- School age
Frensham Little Pond and Great Pond were originally created in the 13th century, to supply fish to the Bishop of Winchester and his court, whilst visiting Farnham Castle. Today the pond and surrounding area is a sanctuary for wildlife with always something new to see.
Around the pond you can spot many common and rare birds, such as reed bunting, sedge warbler and great crested grebe, as well as nightjars and woodlarks. There are damselflies and dragonflies darting over the glistening water in warmer months, and the banks of the pond are fringed with a multitude of yellow iris, purple loose-strife and common reeds.
The heathland is a colourful mosaic of purple heathers, fragrant bright yellow gorse and rich green bracken. There are ancient gnarled oaks and pines to be found scattered across the site, and many footpaths to explore.
The Tern Cafe has outdoor seating and is open 10am -4pm
For details of a wide selection of family walks in the Farnham area, visit our guide to family friendly walks in Farnham.
Why not try a walk in Camberley, Farnborough or Frimley with our guide to walks in this area?