sign reading to the heath and lake


One of the most popular areas, and considered the jewel in the crown by many, is The Heath. This area covers some 69 acres of land together with a 22 acre pond.

Full details of Heath Pond Enhancement & Bank Restoration.

The Heath is just a short walk from the Town Centre and is the site of the annual Taro Fair, which is held on 6 October every year (unless a Sunday). This was originally a horse fair but is now a large fun fair with many sideshows and is enjoyed by many in the area every year.

Boats are available for hire during the summer and you can purchase light snacks, beverages and ice cream from the Heath Kiosk (The Plump Duck). You can also fish at the Pond – a water bailiff will ask you to buy a day ticket for fishing. For more information on Fishing please contact The Heath Pond Association on 07920 102623. The Pond also provides a home for many species of wildfowl.

finger post sign indicating left the the cafe and boats and right for the serpents trail and cricket club

The Children’s play area is very popular with families.

Rules of The Heath

image of boats tied up on the pond looking through trees

The Town Council is very grateful to the Friends of Petersfield Heath who take a very active interest in all that happens on the Heath.

To find out more please follow this link:

Boating on the Heath


Management & Maintenance of the Heath

friends of petersfield heath bird identification board

Summary of Facilities

General Open Green Space

Scenic Beauty Spot

Children’s Playground

Boating (hire and private)

Fishing (Heath Pond Association) T. 07920 102623



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