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“Beach life”

Frensham Great Pond & Common
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Frensham
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Owner description: Frensham Ponds and Common are situated between Farnham and Hindhead on either side of the A287. The area is made up of a large area of heathland, together with some coniferous and mixed woodland. It includes two large ponds, known as Frensham Great Pond and Frensham Little Pond, which were built in the Middle Ages to provide fish (especially carp) for the Bishop of Winchester's estate. Facilities at Frensham Ponds and Common There are car parks at both ponds (The car park at Frensham Little Pond is managed by the National Trust). Refreshments and toilets (including wheelchair accessible facilities) are also available at both Ponds. Sailing on the Great Pond is only for members or the guests of Frensham Pond Sailing Club. Angling on both ponds is for members of Farnham Angling Society. Visiting Frensham Common and Ponds by car (GU10 2QB) Frensham Ponds are very popular in the summer. The car park is usually full by noon so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. You will not be able to park on the lanes that access Frensham Ponds as these roads are designated as Rural Clearways. Surrey Police will be issuing penalty notices to vehicles parked on the clearway. Clear access is needed along Bacon Lane for emergency vehicles, but, in recent years, parked cars have meant that ambulances, police and fire engines have found it very difficult to attend incidents easily, as the road has become entirely blocked. Frensham Great Pond car park Address of main car park: Bacon Lane, Churt, Surrey GU10 2QB Please note the car park closes at 9pm Parking is free during the week. However, parking charges apply on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 10am-4.30Pm (from Easter Good Friday to end September). All vehicles - £4 Blue Badge holders - no charge National Trust members (please show your card or current NT vehicle sticker) - no charge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic little place, not too far from Aldershot where we live. It has free parking during the week and £4 weekends. It is like a beach in the sense there is sand, this is fabulous for little ones (or any age really!!) so bring a bucket and spade.. We have taken our two boys a few times, the eldest loves jumping into the lake, which is rather cold! It is reassuring that the water quality at present is excellent. There are toilets and a takeaway food place although many bring picnics. We love it there.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a very sunny and warm Friday. The car park was not at all full - ample room. I was with a friend who had a dog so we were not able to walk on the beach area, which we were aware of before visiting and this did not deter from the enjoyment of our visit. There are lovely walks to do where dogs can go. The toilets were clean and all in working order. We did not buy anything from the small café/kiosk so I can't comment on price, but the picnic bench area was tidy and litter-free. The beach area appeared very clean and there were lots of families with young children. We set up our own picnic area with our own food set back from the beach area and tied the dog to a tree branch which worked very well and we still had the view of the lake. I am a National Trust Member so not sure if you have to pay for parking during the week.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

We took our dog for a walk on a Sunday morning, there was a strict route for the dog walkers and this was well away from the main beach. I can understand this as they want to keep the beach as clean as possible. The walk was ok but majority of was on sand which was ok but some could find tough. I'd always wanted to go but now being a dog owner i don't think i'll return. There was a nice place that sold a lovely cup of coffee.

1  Thank Alison H
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Pond does not do it justice, its huge, and a nice walk around, taking you through the yacht club and past a very pleasant hotel, which is a good stop. There are several 'beaches' around near the car park and a good café. There are plenty of walks further afield from here as well. a good afternoon out

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Not great if you want to take your dog as you are not allowed near the lake with them, but some nice countryside to enjoy. Nice little cafe as well

1  Thank Philip H
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