Fleet Pond Circular Walk
Visit Hampshire have three circular walks around Fleet Pond available on their website. Some of the details are below but find more information here.
Short walk: 0.6 miles - This route will take you past the dry heath, one of the two open heathland areas, along wood-land paths. The route visits Boathouse Corner with its fishing jetty designed for wheelchair use and the picnic site with a good view of the lake, the fringing reedbed and the open marsh.
Medium walk: 1.8 miles - This route takes a full circuit of the lake and offers excellent views of the lake from the northern and north-western footpaths and from Chestnut Grove landing stage. The path crosses Brookly Stream, one of the two feeder streams into the lake and into the oldest section of Fleet Pond’s woodlands, at Sandhills, has good specimens of oak and Scots pine.
Long walk: 2.5 miles - This route follows the medium route and takes a full circuit of the lake but extends to include Brookly Wood and Wood Lane Heath. Brookly Wood was once a private garden and contains some of the Reserve’s best beech trees. There are also “exotics” here: bamboo, rhododendron and laurels.