Fritham and Eyeworth Pond

Visitor information

Visit Fritham and Eyeworth Pond, take a moment to wander through history

Walk around the man-made gunpowder mill pond or take a walk through the woodland. Keep an eye out for the old black post box near the entrance to Fritham car park, there for the workers of the mill. Wander through the woodlands full of Roman remains.

Fritham is a small village with the village green at it's heart. Visit the pub, named after the ancient oak opposite (over 1000 years old), or join the cycle trail network and ride over to Ogdens.

You are likely to see the New Forest's ponies and cattle. Please treat these animals with care, don’t feed or pet the livestock – keep your distance.

At a glance

No swimming or watersports
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Historical landscapes
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Access to cycle trail network
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Things to do

Explore Fritham on two wheels by following the New Forest’s great network of cycle trails. This is one of the largest networks in the New Forest offering a great selection of loops and different routes.

Walking is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

Stroll around the man-made gunpowder mill pond and see what wildlife you can spot or take a walk through the beautiful woodland. 

Nearby forests

A herd of deer in a glade in the forest

We are delighted that Bolderwood features as part of the Ancient Canopy dedicated to Her Majesty in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee in 2022.  Ancient Woodlands are cherished reminders of our living heritage, often referred to as “nature’s Crown Jewels”. We are proud to be part of this unique project, which aims to raise awareness of these treasured habitats and the importance of conserving them for future generations. 

Close up of oak leaf

Knightwood Oak is a great place to stop and enjoy a picnic, 'away from it all' and try to imagine what it would have been like over 500 years ago when the famous Knightwood Oak tree began to grow.

The Knightwood Oak is the largest oak in the New Forest, at 7.4m girth, and surely one of the oldest. 

couple enjoying a picnic in a clearing within a forest

Nestled in the trees, Anderwood is the perfect place to park up and enjoy a picnic whilst listening to the sounds of woodland wildlife all around. 

To help prevent wildfires fires, BBQs and outdoor cooking equipment of any kind are banned in the New Forest.

Keep Your Distance from livestock sign at Bolton's Bench

Walk up to the top of the hill at Bolton’s Bench and take a moment to let your mind wander amongst the magestic ancient yew trees. You'll also be treated to picturesque views of the heathland, ancient woodlands and grassy lawns that make the New Forest so special. 

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