Fleet Pond

About Fleet Pond

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 schools and uniformed groups must contact the education ranger before their visit.

The site's 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.

For advice on disabled parking and access please call the rangers on 01252 623443. Surfaced paths make access easy for wheelchairs, push chairs and bicycles.

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. All organised and school groups must contact the education ranger on 01252 623443. Click on our educations poster to find out more.

 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

Where to find us


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.







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