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Farnham Park

Farnham Park 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.

Avenue of trees in Autumn in Farnham Park

Car park

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, which located on the left when you enter the car park.

Facilities

Farnham Park is managed for wildlife and recreation and has a Green Flag award.

Green Flag Award logo

It provides:

  •     adventure playground
  •     a toddlers play area
  •     a shared used path (suitable for both pedestrians and cyclists)
  •     cafe and toilets run by the golf club
  •     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 waverleysports@continental-landscapes.co.uk

Social distancing during coronavirus pandemic

Please act responsibly and observe social distancing measures:

  •     Keep a 2m distance from other visitors (1m+ distance  if it is not possible to keep a 2m distance wearing a face mask if possible). 
  •     Only visit with the people you live with, your support bubble or, if on your own, one person from another household (Children under 5, as well as disabled people dependent on round-the-clock care are not counted towards the limit on two people meeting outside).
  •     No BBQs or campfires
  •     Please either put litter in bins provided or take home with you

Farnham Park leaflets

Download:

Map of Farnham Park (PDF)

Farnham Park - general leaflet (PDF)

Farnham Park - history leaflet (PDF)

Farnham Park - wildlife leaflet (PDF)

History and wildlife of Farnham Park

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.

How the park is managed

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. If you want more information about how the park is managed you please contact us on the details below for the parks management plan. 

Friends of Farnham Park Group

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. 

Volunteering

You can help us with conservation tasks at Farnham Park by becoming a Waverley Countryside Volunteer.

More information

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