Have You Seen The Stew Ponds?


A Stew Pond

Whilst going for walks round the pond, you may have easily missed the stew ponds! These are small ponds that were historically used to hold fish caught at Fleet Pond prior to being transported to the monks at Winchester.

For a good history of the Pond, please see here and a previous post explains how these holding ponds were renewed by conservation volunteers in 2006 as well as more on their interesting history.

The stew ponds can be found by following the crossing point near Brookly Bridge (see photos below). The path is straightforward and the walk will only take 5 minutes, so it’s worth giving it a try!


The bridge over Brookly Stream


The crossing point (near the bridge above) that leads to the Stew Ponds

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