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Furnace Pond

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51°00'48"-00°14'56" show decimal

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Furnace Pond
Mill Lane, Crabtree, West Sussex

Furnace Pond was originally a hammer pond (artificually made) serving a mill in Crabtree, found to the south of Leonardslee, a large garden estate. It is now a private fishing pond.

How to get here from St Mary's House and Gardens:

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Road: Head east from the house and cross over the river. At the roundabout, turn left onto the A281 and continue along it through Henfield and then Cowfold. When you reach Crabtree, turn right into Mill Lane. (11.9 miles, 24m) +

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General Directions to get to this location.

Parking Details

The lane is quite narrow and there is nowhere to park up by the pond. There is a parking area outside numbers 18-23, and you can then walk down to the bridlepath (on the left).

Where to walk

Follow the bridlepath through the forest and it eventually comes alongside the pond.

This location is private and has no or limited access only. There is no access to the shore, but a public bridlepath runs around part of the pond.

 

Access: publicStatus: uncertainBridle Path

Photo

Photograph taken: 2nd May 2007 by Chuck Foster

"I have no idea if this really is the spot! I ended up taking the photo here as there was a sign on a tree ("private fishing"), and you can just make out the lake through the trees."

Terror of the Zygons (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 21 Mar 1975
A UNIT soldier spots someone in the forest.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 2nd May 2007 by Chuck Foster

"This seemed as good a place as any to photo the path!"

Terror of the Zygons (4)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 21 Mar 1975
UNIT head off after the Zygon spacecraft.

 

Additional Notes:

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The bridlepath runs along the western side of the pond, and then turns east between it and Leonardslee. It's probably best to visit in winter when the trees aren't in full bloom!

 

Access: privateStatus: unknownPond

Photo

Photograph taken: 2nd May 2007 by Chuck Foster

"This photo doesn't really have any connection with the screenshot, but was the only clear view of the pond that I could find through the thick trees!"

Terror of the Zygons (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 21 Mar 1975
UNIT bomb Loch Ness in the hopes of hitting the spacecraft.

 

Routes to more distant locations:

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St Mary's House and Gardens (Silver Nemesis). Road (11.9 miles, 24m) : Head back along Mill Lane, then turn left onto the A281. Continue through Cowfold and Henfield, remaining on the A281 until Upper Beeding. At the roundabout turn right, heading towards Bramber. St Mary's House is just on the other side of the river on the left. Parking There is a car park at the house, or on the street.

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Underhill Lane (bridlepath) (The War Games). Road (14.5 miles, 22m) : Head back along Mill Lane, then turn left onto the A281. At Cowfold, turn left onto the A272, and then when you reach the A23 join it southbound towards Brighton. When you reach Pycombe head north on the A273 towards Burgess Hill. At Clayton, turn right onto Underhill Lane and the bridlepath is just past the church on the right. Parking You can park on the road outside the church.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Gatwick Airport (The Faceless Ones): 10.35 miles.

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Hall Aggregates (South Coast) Ltd (Terror of the Zygons): 10.46 miles.

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High Park Farm (The War Games): 10.55 miles.

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Sheepcote Valley (The War Games): 14.11 miles.

General Details:

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Furnace Lakes Fishery - Just to confuse matters, there is a Furnace Pond as part of the Fishery, west of Horsham!

Related Stories

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Terror of the Zygons [21 Mar 1975]: Loch Ness

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