Swan Lake Park
- Free parking open 6am – 9pm (2.1m height restriction)
- Benches and picnic bench
- Pretty fishing lake and meadow in the Blackwater Valley
- Off-lead exercise area in the meadow, dogs at your side around the lake
- 1.6km circular walk that can be extended by joining the Blackwater Valley Path
Where you’ll find it…
The free car park is on Swan Lane, Sandhurst, nearest postcode GU17 0DN. Grid reference SU 83578 60836. What3Words: thick.stones.sample. Right next to the allotments. It may sometimes be locked overnight, but expect to find it open between 6am and 9pm everyday.
N.B. We’ve given the nearest postcode, but recommend using the links to look up the exact location. The centre of a postcode may be up to half a mile from your destination.
What you’ll find there…
A nice place to enjoy watery delights, swans are aplenty here, not surprisingly. A former gravel pit, Swan Lake Park is now a pleasant walk through a wildflower meadow and around a fishing lake. Dog owners should know that there’s a zoning system in place, with the meadow offering an off-lead exercise area, and the lake requiring dogs at your side. Around the lake, you’ll find most paths are well surfaced.
You can pickup the Blackwater Valley Path for a longer walk. For the safest route to the river, head out of the car park, turn left onto Swan Lane and head towards the large mast. You’ll come to the river in about 100m, where you’ll see the waymarkers for the Blackwater Valley Path. Follow the river east to Shepherd Meadows following this route. At present, there’s no riverside footpath going west from here.