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Rambler Breaks

Rambler Breaks from just £99 at
BEST WESTERN Frensham Pond Hotel

Whether you wish to stay on a 2 night, 3 night, 4 nights break or even longer we can plan an exciting choice of  circular walks of distances of 2 miles to 14 miles.

Frensham Common is a fine example of open Surrey heath land. It is one of the largest expanses in the Weald and designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Protection Area (SPA). It covers 372 hectares (922 acres) and consists of dry and wet heath, some woodland, scrub and ponds. It is of great importance for heath land insects, reptiles and birds, such as the Nightjar, Stonechat and Whinchat.

The Little Pond is owned and managed by the National Trust. It is man-made and was formed when a dam was built in 1246. It was used to supply fish to the Bishop of Winchester's court when visiting Farnham Castle and was also run as a commercial enterprise. It has some important fen habitats, with fringes of Yellow Iris, Sweet Flag and common reeds and Alder and Willow Carr. Marsh Cinquefoil, Bur Marigold, Water Mint and Angelica can also be found here, along with many species of damselfly and dragonfly. The pond is managed partly as a bird sanctuary and supports Reed Bunting, Reed and Sedge Warbler, Snipe, Redshank, Great Crested Grebe and Water Rail.

On the heath land are plants such as Bell Heather, Ling, gorse (including Dwarf Gorse) and bracken in the drier areas, with mosses, sedges, common and Cotton grasses and Round-Leaved Sundew on wet ground. Sand Lizards occur, along with heath land insects such as Silver-Studded Blue butterfly and numerous mining bees and digger wasps. It is also rich in spider fauna.

Prices start from £99.00 per person for two nights on a dinner bed and breakfast basis.

We are able to provide you with an excellent packed lunch should you wish to be out all day.