Frensham Common

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Frensham Common: Is a fine example of open Surrey heathland. 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 heathland insects, reptiles and birds, such as the Nightjar, Stonechat and Whinchat.

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Swim:9.9/10
Walk:8.2/10
Popularity rank: #1123
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Surrey, Home Counties, South East England, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
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Devils Jump, Frensham Country Park, Frensham Great Pond, Frensham Little Pond, Flashes

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Flashes

The Flashes is a part of Frensham Common and is a heathland area, which also includes the small series of hills called The Devil's Jumps. The Local Nature Reserve is part of the much larger Thursley, Hankley and Frensham Commons Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and part of the Wealden Heaths Special Protection Area (of European importance) for its bird, reptile and invertebrate populations.

The Local Nature Reserve is largely a river valley mire dominated by purple moor-grass, cross-leaved heath, common cottongrass , ling, rushes and Sphagnum mosses. The bog on The Flashes contains an important area of peatland.

Frensham Great Pond

If you choose to swim please obey the safety advice on bathing at Frensham Great Pond as it is is unsupervised and at bathers own risk.

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