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|Alice Holt Lodge Pond Trail|
|Author: Claire, Published: 22 Mar 2012||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A figure-of-eight woodland walk of just less than 3 miles through Alice Holt Forest in Surrey. The walk gives a lovely mixture of typical woodland tracks along with a short stretch alongside Lodge Pond and then a section of the sculpture trail giving younger family members (or those young at heart!) the chance to play on the giant owl, woodpecker and butterfly. |
The walk follows narrow woodland tracks which have lots of exposed tree roots and will be very muddy after wet weather or in winter. The walk has a few steady climbs and descents and there are a couple of sections with steps. The route is waymarked and there are no stiles or gates. Dogs are welcome in the forest. Approximate time 1 to 1.5 hours.
The walk starts from the main largest car park (pay and display) in the Alice Holt Forest visitor centre. The forest centre is signed off the A325 south of Farnham. Follow the entrance lane all the way into the complex and park in the furthest car park – beyond the education centre. Approximate post code GU10 4LS.
|Car Park to Long Mile Ride|
Start point: 51.1698 lat, -0.8408 long
The walk starts in the largest main car park in Alice Holt – the one at the far side of the education centre. With the education centre across to your left, leave the car park through a gap in the fence at the back on a narrow tarmac path to reach the first waymark. The walk is waymarked throughout with a blue footprints and arrows but take care as some of the posts aren’t completely obvious.
|Long Mile Ride to Lodge Pond|
Start point: 51.1747 lat, -0.8403 long
Go straight ahead over the crossroads onto the long straight path through the forest known as Long Mile Ride. This section can be quite muddy but you can use small detours through the trees to avoid the worst of it.
|Lodge Pond to Old Stagecoach Road|
Start point: 51.1801 lat, -0.8373 long
Turn left to follow the narrow path with the pond directly to your right. You’ll see a picnic area through the trees to your left. Opposite a wide gravel fishing bay for disabled use, turn left passing the picnic area on the left. As you meet a stone parking area turn right, and then follow the path as it bends to the left out of the small car park.
|Old Stagecoach Road to Owl Sculpture|
Start point: 51.1775 lat, -0.8383 long
Take time to admire the view directly ahead across the valley and forest, and then turn right to follow the wide stone track. After about 400 yards, turn left onto a narrower stone track heading between the trees and starting a steady descent.
|Owl Sculpture to Car Park|
Start point: 51.1731 lat, -0.8376 long
The owl sculpture is one of a handful of sculptures in this section of the forest intended to encourage youngsters to climb aboard to discover the local habitat. Turn left onto the main track heading away from the owl. Soon you will pass a woodpecker sculpture and then a butterfly sculpture on the left.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2012 by the author clairesharpuk and may not be reproduced without permission.
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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