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.


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.


Location

The main car park is off Folly Hill (A 287), between Farnham and Upper Hale. Sat Nav: GU9 0AU. Parking is free and near the ranger's office.


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.





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