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Fleet Pond
 
LNR Type: Urban Fringe
County: Hampshire
Natural England
Regional Team:
South East
Year of Declaration: 1977
Declaring Authority: Hart District Council
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: SU 822 551
Location: In Fleet, North Hampshire. GU51
Owned by: Hart District Council
Managed by: Hart District Council Countryside Services in partnership with Fleet Pond Society
SSSI Type: Biological
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: By road exit M3 at J4a and follow signs to Fleet until you see brown signs to Fleet Pond.
Trains or bus to Fleet Railway Station on the northern boundary of the lake.
Visitor facilities: Car park off Cove Road (A3013). Surfaced and unsurfaced paths with some suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs all year round.
Picnic site, jetties, boardwalks, interpretation signs, leaflet, bird watching areas.
Fishing and boating by permit (16 June - 14 March). Permits from Tourist Information Centre,
Halington Centre Tel 01252 811151 or
Tackle Up fishing shop Tel. 01252 614066.
What to see: Fleet Pond is the largest freshwater pond in Hampshire and was known in Saxon times as "fugelmere" and was used to provide fish for St Swithins (Winchester Cathedral).
Habitats include wet and dry heath, wet and dry woodland, open water, reedbeds and marsh.
180 species of birds have been seen including reed warbler, kingfisher, cormarant, common tern, heron and great crested grebe. 26 species of butterflies, 21 dragonflies and 400 wild flowers including marsh marigold, meadowsweet, water mint, water forget me not, purple and yellow loosestrife, marsh cinquefoil, marsh lousewort and rushes and sedges.
The site is good for grass snake and adders are found on the drier areas. Mammals include pipistrelle and Daubenton's bats, shrews and roe deer.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: The Fleet Pond Society supports the Countryside Rangers and volunteer opportunities for the local community.
www.fleetpond.fccs.org.uk/
Colin Gray Chairman
Email colin@fleetpondsociety.co.uk
Tel 01252 616 183
or
Edith Evans Membership Secretary
Email membership@fleetpondsociety.co.uk
Tel 01252 617893

Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Hart District Council
Countryside Services
Email countryside@hart.gov.uk
Tel: 01252 623443
or
General enquiries
Tel: 01252 622122
Email: enquiries@hart.gov.uk

Website address and other links: www.hart.gov.uk/index/leisure/leisure-countryside/leisure-countryside-places_to_go/leisure-fleet_pond.htm
alternatively try
www.hart.gov.uk and search for Fleet Pond Local Nature Reserve





Last updated 11/03/13
 
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