Top 5 Winter Walks in Farnborough




It may be cold out, but there’s no better way to beat those January blues than wrapping up warm, grabbing a take-out coffee and immersing yourself in beautiful nature while moving your body. Farnborough offers some breathtaking walking destinations. We’ve listed our top 5, below: 

1. Southwood Woodland

Situated on the doorstep of our new development, Southwood Mews, Southwood Woodland is the ideal location for a winter’s weekend, offering 80 acres of woodland to be explored. The woodland is designated as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation and includes large areas of regenerating birch, providing a stunning canopy of trees. The woodland also has designated car parking, perfect for a trip out with the whole family. 
 

2. Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park, once part of the Farnborough Hill estate, is a 24-acre woodland popular with dog-walkers, joggers and cyclists and offers an area of tranquillity and a haven for wildlife. The park features a playground for children, as well as a pond which provides a habitat for many species of wildlife. 

 

3. Fleet Pond Nature Reserve

Fleet Pond is the largest freshwater lake in Hampshire and is surrounded by a 141-acre nature reserve, home to many species of birds, butterflies, dragonflies and wild flowers. The ‘Fleet Pond Circular Walk’ route takes walkers around the entire circuit of the pond, offering breathtaking views along woodland paths and heaths. 

 

4. Cove Brook Greenway

Cove Brook is a two-mile wildlife-rich greenway running through the middle of Farnborough. It features paths along most of its course ,which can be used by walkers. The route includes bridges and dipping pools and is frequented by Herons, kingfishers and several types of fish. 

 

5. Duke's Wood, Wellesley Woodlands

Wellesley Woodlands offers 110 hectares of woodlands, wildlife habitats and lakes interlinked by footpaths and canal-side walks. Trails have been created that wind through the woodlands, past retained military features such as firing range walls, which add history to the walk. There are six circular trails of various lengths within Duke’s Wood to follow. 

 

Are you looking for a stylish and modern home in historic Farnborough?

Southwood Mews is a collection of beautiful two, and three bedroom homes, situated in a tranquil yet convenient location, in Farnborough, Hampshire. 

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