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Black Dam Ponds

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An oasis of calm in both summer and winter

We visited here on a chilly Saturday afternoon in January. It's a very peaceful place despite its... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Feeding the waterbirds

Secluded area with good free car parking. Opportunity to feed many swans, ducks etc. Good area for... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Hook, United Kingdom
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Black Dam Way, Basingstoke RG21 3QR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place. Almost eerily quiet. It was a lovely day in May and we say this in TripAdvisor so went. Lots of benches to sit on. Playground and toilets. We didn't find anywhere to eat. Black dam is called that as the trees around...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on a chilly Saturday afternoon in January. It's a very peaceful place despite its close proximity to the M3. Plenty of free parking near the 2 main ponds. 1 pond is open with a platform jutting out into it so people can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Secluded area with good free car parking. Opportunity to feed many swans, ducks etc. Good area for picnics with grassed area. Play apparatus of good quality. No doubt plenty of wildlife to see at the right time of year. Links with underpass to the Crabtree...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johnhU5618XE
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

My kids have loved coming here since they were toddlers and still enjoy a duck feed with their younger relatives. It's a lovely area to stroll round for all ages.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This gem is ideal for an hour on a Sunday when you have nothing to do. You can feed the ducks in the main pond. stroll through the little paths over tiny little wooden bridges. Ideal for kids but also ideal for cyclists. Stroll under...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RugbyDave50
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Always come here with the family every now and then and feed the ducks, its just a beautiful place in general with a park nearby for the children. I recommend going out with the family here for a quick picnic.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 148jericho
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Pond with plenty of bird life, mostly ducks and the odd swan. Good to come and feed them. Children's play area is close by. Crabtree plamtation close by. Free car park.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Black Dam Ponds are nestled between M3 junction 6 & Basingstoke Town Centre. A 5 minute ride on No.12 bus from the town centre, or a nice 20 minute walk through War Memorial Park. Free Car parking. Plenty to do for the whole family -...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Wanderer1370
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely stroll around the pond, which you can walk up to the common, feed the ducks, parking space and a park great for a morning or afternoon walk.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank X-Jayne-
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Nice walk for all the family, feed the ducks, children's play area, free car park. Worth a visit. I would recommend it.

Date of experience: February 2018
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