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Accessible Walks - walking routes for parents with young children
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Elvetham Heath Duck pond and Nature Reserve

LOCALITY: Fleet, Hampshire
DISTANCE: 2 miles (3.22 km)
FACILITIES: Circular route, Parking, Suitable for wheelchairs, Pub

GRADIENT: Mostly flat
TERRAIN: Easy
OS MAP: Basingstoke

Walk description:

Turn into The Key, and the Community centre is on the Left. The postcode for Sat. Nav. users is GU51 1HA

There is free parking available in front of the Community Centre. From the Community Centre walk along to Morrison supermarket, which is on your right. Walk across their car park and then walk behind Morrison,s garage. You will then come to Turners Way. Cross the road and there is a path on the left that leads down to the duck pond.

Turn left at the pond and walk around the pond and you will come to railings. Just past these railing is a turning on your left. Turn left here. Go through a kissing gate and this leads into Elvetham Heath Nature Reserve.

Walk along the path, over several wooden plank bridges. Keep walking straight on and you will come to another kissing gate. Go through the kissing gate and turn right along a tarmac path. From here you have three options.

1) Take your next right and follow the path all the way back to the duck pond Then retrace your route back to where you started.

2) Walk along the path until you come to a small play area on your right. Then turn around and retrace your steps back to the path that leads back to the duck pond.

3) Walk along the path and on your left you will come to a couple of entrances to Elvetham Heath Nature Reserve. Go and explore.


Additional notes:

The walk has gravel paths and board walks.

For more information on this area, please visit www.hart.gov.uk/index/leisure/leisure-countryside_services/elvetham_heath.htm




18/08/2008 | Walk posted by Admin Team

Walks With Buggies User Reviews

Lovely walk

27/04/2009 | Reviewed by cathy nettley

I parked by the community Centre. Parking is free. There is a small play area for older children here./> The walk is a lovely walk, which is suitable for wheelchairs and buggy users.