Fleet Pond

Fleet Pond Nature Reserve SSSIDuck feeding poster

  • Free Parking (2.1m height restriction)
  • Signposted walks
    • Red (unsurfaced) 1km
    • Yellow (Unsurfaced) 3km
    • Blue (Unsurfaced) 4km
  • Information boards
  • Map and Notice boards
  • Picnic area
  • Benches
  • Bins
  • Fishing platforms
  • Viewing platforms

Where to find us

Fleet Road A3013, Fleet, nearest postcode GU51 2RT. Grid reference SU 82468 55319.

The site’s 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 had quick access to the site, however this is charged.

For advice on disabled parking and access please call the Countryside team on 01252622122. Surfaced paths make access easy for wheelchairs, push chairs and bicycles.

About

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.

All group led activities must contact the education ranger before they visit the site.

Fleet Pond also has a designated picnic area.

If you intend on POND DIPPING or FISHING using your own equipment at Fleet Pond please make sure you help us STOP THE SPREAD. Make sure you have contacted our countryside team before doing any POND DIPPING and acquired the correct licensing for any FISHING before visiting the site.

Please keep dogs under close control.

Toxic Blue-Green Algae

Fleet Pond experiences blooms of Blue-Green Algae during the summer months. Please keep an eye out for any warnings on site. When it is present on site please stay out of the water and keep your dogs under control, do not let them enter the water. If your dog does go into the water, please seek immediate advice from a vet. Any questions please contact the Countryside team.

Management Plan

Fishing and boating policy

Wildlife

Top 10 species found at Fleet Pond:

  1. Adder
  2. Grass snake
  3. Slow worm
  4. Cuckoo
  5. Reed warbler
  6. Snipe
  7. Goldcrest
  8. Teal
  9. Common whitethroat
  10. Noctule bat

News and updates

  • Unfortunately all activities and events for the beginning of 2020 have either been cancelled or postponed during the current pandemic.
  • All volunteering is currently on hold, however if you are interested in helping out with volunteer tasks once they are up and running again, please email countryside@hart.gov.uk.

How to find us

App

Fleet Pond now has it's very own interactive App, which is thanks to the fleet pond society. The App includes trails, a map, points of interest, a gallery and additional information. You can access the App on Apple or Android.

Apple

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fleet-pond-companion-app/id1406134291

Android

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.fleetpond

 

 

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