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|Francis Corner Woodland|
|Author: Claire, Published: 25 Nov 2011||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A 3.5 mile circular woodland walk from the Francis Corner car park near Shere in Surrey. The walk passes through a mixed working woodland and includes a short section of the North Downs Way. At the Little Kings Wood viewing point you will be rewarded with magnificent views across the downs. |
The walk follows forest tracks most of which are stone and well made, but there are some parts that can get muddy. There are a few slopes but these are reasonably gentle. There are no stiles or gates but you are likely to be sharing the paths with both cyclists and horse riders. Dogs are welcome off lead as long as they are under control. Approximate time 1.5 hours.
Free parking is available in the small Francis Corner car park which is found on Combe Lane off the A25 near Shere in Surrey. There is a 2 metre height restriction for the car park. There is no exact post code for the car park but GU5 9TD and KT24 6ES are both nearby.
|Francis Corner car park to Netley Plantation|
Start point: 51.2358 lat, -0.4582 long
From the car park go past the vehicle barrier into the woods and then continue straight ahead past a second vehicle barrier. On the left you will see a sign for the Francis Corner easy access route which is the route this walk follows.
|Netley Plantation to Little Kings Wood View Point|
Start point: 51.2292 lat, -0.4588 long
At this junction turn left past another vehicle barrier – you are now following the North Downs Way.
|Little Kings Wood View Point to Netley Heath|
Start point: 51.2309 lat, -0.4363 long
Take time to stop here to rest on the bench and admire the beautiful views. You can see the hills of the Greensand Ridge running parallel to the North Downs. To the right is St Martha’s Hill and to the left is Leith Hill, the highest point in Surrey.
|Netley Heath to Francis Corner car park|
Start point: 51.235 lat, -0.4432 long
Follow the path downhill and you will reach a junction in the path marked with a wooden sign post. Turn left signed as the easy access route. After some distance you will come to the first reservoir you passed at the beginning of your walk. Turn right here to return to the Francis Corner car park.
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We did this walk today with my trusted Tramper all terrain mobility scooter. Excellent walk through wood for this heatwave. Bonus of wild raspberries the majority of the way round. The first "Easy Access Route" signpost is missing but, by using the iphone app, it was quite obvious the route we needed to take.
|By Jules19 on 17 Jul 2014|
Nice walk! Was really quiet. We have three dogs and they loved every minute of it. Would certainly do it again!
|By doug21 on 29 Sep 2014|
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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|Image by: Claire |
Uploaded: 25 Nov 2011
One of the circular concrete raised reservoirs
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