Farnham Park

Farnham Park, with green flag status, is a medieval deer park within walking distance of Farnham town centre. The southern end of the park lies about 100m north of Castle Street, an easy walk from the centre of town.

 

Facilities

The park is managed for wildlife and recreation and provides:

  • a large adventure playground, new in 2015
  • a toddlers play area
  • a shared used path (suitable for both pedestrians and cyclists)
  • cafe
  • toilets
  • a 9 hole golf course
  • cricket club
  • Trim Trial
  • two football pitches. The football pitches are available for hire during the playing season, please contact waverleysportsbookings@glendale-services.co.uk

Location

The main car park is off Folly Hill (A 287), between Farnham and Upper Hale. Sat Nav: GU9 OAU. Parking is free and near the ranger's office.

Map of Farnham Park

History and wildlife

 

Farnham Park is a remarkable survival of a medieval deer park with a landscape of rolling grassland and veteran trees and a boundary that has remained unchanged for over 600 years. Its 320 acres (130 hectares)has retained much of its 17th parkland character and has the feel of open countryside. It offers avenues, hidden dells, hills, valleys, ponds and streams. Its elevated position provides panoramic views of Farnham and surrounding countryside. Farnham Park is a Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI), an area of Historic Landscape Value (AHLV) a Grade 2 listed Historic Park and Garden (English Heritage designation), a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and has received Green Flag status for the forth year running.

Many of our volunteers are also members of the Friends of Farnham Park group. The group welcomes anyone who wants to be informed and involved in the park. Find out more on their own Friends of Farnham Park website.

Farnham Park visitor leaflets

Park Management

The park is managed using traditional methods such as coppicing and thinning in the woodland and hay making and grazing the grassland to maintain an open landscape. We also lay hedges, clear scrub and maintain the network of ponds for a variety of wildlife.  The park boundary and southern section are more formal and here we regularly cut amenity grassland, plant trees and maintain historic avenues.

Farnham Park management plan

Find out more

 

If you have any comments or queries please get in touch with him on 01483 523394 or email parksandcountryside@waverley.gov.uk

The ranger's office is situated in the main car park off Folly Hill where you can find an information display and pick up leaflets and discover more of what the park has to offer.

Page owner: Harri Robinson. Last updated: 12/02/2019 12:24

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