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Creekmoor Ponds

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This 14 acre site was originally a large land reserve. Mined heavily between 1920 and 1950, the sand removal left 2 large pits which flooded and became Creekmoor Ponds.

As well as the 2 major ponds, the area consists of semi-mature woodland, scrub, tough grassland and remnant heathland.

What to see

Common woodland, waterfowl and dragonfly species.

This is also a good site to spot the:

  • great crested grebe which breeds here
  • colourful but small firecrest that winters here in small numbers

There is limited parking near this nature reserve.

Your dog must be on a short lead during bird breeding: 1 March to 31 July every year, and when livestock is near. Remember to keep your dog under close control and to pick up after it.

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Venue/Contact Details
Creekmoor Ponds
Petersham Road
BH17 7DQ
Area coverage
BCP Area
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  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
The ponds area is an open facility but may shut at dusk, please visit the website for more information.
Further opening details:
  • Evening
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
It is free to use the ponds.