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Frensham Common

LOCALITY: Frensham, Surrey
DISTANCE: Less than 1 mile (1.61km)
FACILITIES: Circular route, Parking, Suitable for wheelchairs

GRADIENT: Mostly flat
OS MAP: Haslemere & Petersfield

Walk description:

Head south out of Frensham on the A287. The main car park for Frensham Great Pond is on Bacon Lane, Churt, Farnham, GU10 2QB.

A 450 metre 'Easier Access' loop suitable for wheelchair users/pushchairs. Although away from the Great Pond there are glimpses of the pond from the car park and trail. The route is through a small oak wood with areas of heather. The surface is a mixture of boardwalk and fairly level unsurfaced paths. Wooden planks create a smooth non-slip surface with tap rails, passing places and there are benches for resting.

Additional notes:

he site is owned by the National Trust, but most of the land is managed by Waverley Borough Council. The Common comprises a large area of heathland, together with some coniferous and mixed woodland, and two large ponds, known as Frensham Great and Little Ponds, which were built in the Middle Ages to provide fish for the Bishop of Winchester's estate.

In the summer the car park closes at 9pm and in the winter it will close at 7pm. There is a small charge for the car park so ensure you take change.

For more information, please visit www.surreycc.gov.uk.

10/03/2008 | Walk posted by Admin Team

Walks With Buggies User Reviews

Little Pond is difficult with a buggy

27/11/2011 | Reviewed by Karen Peacock

The ponds are a wonderful place to visit with children who can paddle in the summer months. Just to beware
that Little Ponds has some big stretches of sand so is difficult to navigate with some buggies. In fact they
both are a bit sandy but as long as you have pumped up wheels on your buggy then you can get around with a
little bit of effort.