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Footprints – landscape stories at Frensham Pond

An audio experience at Frensham Little Pond

Free self-guided walk.

A 30 minute podcast to immerse the listener in the incredible Frensham Pond landscape. Storyteller Jon Mason draws on myth and folklore reflecting on how human activity has shaped and continues to shape the landscape. With characters from history and legend both far and near, these podcasts delve into geology, archaeology, mythology and more, to explore how our forebears thought and felt about this landscape through the centuries.

The walk focuses on Frensham Little Pond which was created in the 13th century. It was formed by building an ironstone wall across a shallow valley and damming a stream fed by underground springs including those near the Devil’s Jumps, a series of conical shaped ironstone hills.

Download the stories before you travel or access them from the QR codes on site.

Jon Mason is a professional story teller. You can enjoy more of his work here

This is a free, self-guided walk, open to everyone. Walkers are advised to wear sturdy shoes.

Self-guided Walks

This walk is part of our series of self-guided Surrey Hills Arts Walks. Join the mailing list or connect with us on social media and we’ll let you know when new walks are announced.


Free, public, self-guided walk.


You can enjoy this podcast on any trails around Frensham Ponds. This Little Pond Family Trail would be ideal. 1 – 2 hours duration. 2 – 2.5 miles.


This podcast can be enjoyed at the Little Pond or the Great Pond. The above Family Trail begins at the parking area on Priory Lane, Frensham, Surrey GU10 3BT. Grid ref: SU857418.


Part of our series of self-guided Surrey Hills Arts Walks

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