Fleet Pond Nature Reserve

Fleet Pond is a lake and biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Fleet in Hampshire. It is also a Local Nature Reserve. Located on the northern edge of the town of Fleet in northeastern Hampshire, at 21 hectares, Fleet Pond is Hampshire's largest freshwater lake.

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The Flash Pool
A popular site for children pond dipping for aquatic insects.
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Hemelite Bay
A quiet and shallow bay between Wellington Reedbed and Northern Reedbed.
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The Flow Arch and Five Arches
Along the railway embankment footpath installed by FPS volunteers in 1978/79. This bridge spans the outflow culvert that carries water from Fleet Pond under the railway into the small pond and then into the Hart Brook.
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Boathouse Corner
Named after a timber boathouse located here for the hire of boats in Victorian times. Seats provide good views over the pond. Safe access and an open water front make it an ideal area to feed ducks, Canada geese and swans.
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Lions View
This ramp and viewing platform are designed to accommodate wheelchairs and mobility buggies. Named as a tribute to Fleet Lions Club who made a significant donation to the construction of the facility
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Coldstream Marsh
This fenced public restricted area is one of Fleet Pond’s key habitats.
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The Picnic Site
This site provides a wide view across Coldstream Marsh to the lake.
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Oak Woodland
This area has some of the oldest oaks on the reserve. Look out for a large oak whose branches spread out in all directions.
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Gelvert Stream
This is the principal water supply to Fleet Pond. It originates from the springs on Bourley Hill and Reservoir and flows across the MoD Driver Training Area at Long Valley.
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Sandy Bay and Fir Tree Island
Good access, sandy beach and shallow water make this a popular site with the public.
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Brookly Wood and Stream
Enters Fleet Pond after passing through Oakley Park and past many private properties.
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Chestnut Jetty and slipway
Built by FPS volunteers in 1977 and improved since with a slipway to launch boats for fishing with a permit.
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Wellington Reedbed Viewing platform
Built by FPS volunteers in 1985 and improved by Hart Countryside Service with timber base and handrails.
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