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|Horsell Common: Planes, Racing Cars and Spaceships|
|Author: Claire, Published: 29 Apr 2013||Walk Rating:|
|A 4 mile circular walk from Horsell Common near Woking in Surrey. The walk takes in a large section of the common (including the sandpits made famous in H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds) before heading out through the recently formed McLaren Park (alongside McLaren’s Formula One technology centre) and on to reach Fairoaks airport. The walk then returns on the bridleway which runs alongside the many streams which feed the River Bourne. |
The route follows a mixture of heath/woodland paths, bridleways and one section along a wide grass verge alongside Chertsey Road – all of which can get fairly muddy after wet weather. The walk is almost entirely flat and there are no stiles, just a couple of gates. There is a cafe (Hanger Cafe) open to the public within Fairoaks Airport complex should you want refreshments. Approximate time 1.5 to 2 hours.
The walk starts from the free Horsell Common car park (with height restriction barrier) on the A245 near the Six Crossroads Roundabout just north of Woking. There are a couple of car parks on this road so make sure you park in the one closest to the Six Crossroads roundabout. Approximate post code GU21 4BY.
|Start to Hanning Seat|
Start point: 51.3333 lat, -0.5486 long
From the car park, stand with your back to the road and take the path directly opposite the vehicle entrance. Follow this path heading directly into the centre of the common and you will pass an information board on the left. Keep ahead on the main path ignoring any smaller paths to the left and right.
|Hanning Seat to McLaren Park|
Start point: 51.3372 lat, -0.548 long
Continue ahead in the same direction, passing the seat on the left. After just a short distance you’ll come to a T-junction – keep left here. Follow the path bending left and keep ahead past a couple of disused tall wooden barriers. A short distance later you’ll come to a crossroads with more staggered barriers ahead – turn right here.
|McLaren Park to Fairoaks Airport|
Start point: 51.3423 lat, -0.5465 long
Keep ahead on the obvious path through the park. You’ll pass by some picnic benches on the left and a few paces later on the right you’ll get your first view of the McLaren Technology Centre.
|Fairoaks Airport to Bridleway|
Start point: 51.3489 lat, -0.5523 long
Keep straight ahead on the path passing the triangular aircraft warning sign and the windsock.
|Bridleway to Common|
Start point: 51.3507 lat, -0.5644 long
Follow the tarmac entrance road and as this bends left, keep ahead onto the bridleway with the fenced horse paddocks on the right. On the left you’ll pass the parking area for the light aircraft and soon afterwards you will pass the end of the runway also on the left.
|Common to End|
Start point: 51.3408 lat, -0.5618 long
30 yards before the house, bear right onto the bridleway marked with a blue arrow. Follow this path along the edge of the common close to the fence boundary on the right. You’ll come to a major crossroads with vehicle tracks with a sign for Norwood Farm on the right – turn left here and then immediately right onto a narrow mud footpath heading into the centre of the common.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2013 by the author clairesharpuk and may not be reproduced without permission.
lovely, interesting walk. use map. Directions dodgy towards the end!
|By lizrea81 on 23 Jul 2017|
Nice flat walk a bit wet in parts. There is an "Unauthorised Access Prohibited" sign located at the exit from the woods just before the triangular aircraft sign. This can be ignored as long as you stick to the path and don't stray to the left. Picture of sign added to the Gallery.
|By Mrdood on 31 Jan 2017|
A pleasant enough stroll but not easy to follow instructions while walking and we didn't actually get out of the woods. An audio version would be great.
|By Jessiealice on 12 Apr 2016|
Very pleasant flat walk on generally excellent paths. Mid walk refreshments if needed - Fairoaks has a pleasant cafe open to the public with a patio overlooking the parked aircraft!
|By SteveT on 02 Oct 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: SteveT |
Uploaded: 02 Oct 2014
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Uploaded: 02 Oct 2014
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