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|The White Hart and Mill Bourne|
|Author: Pub Walker, Published: 05 Aug 2013||Walk Rating:|
|A 3.5 mile circular pub walk from the White Hart in Chobham. The White Hart is believed to date from the 1500s, and is one of the oldest properties in the village. During the recent renovation, great pains were taken to preserve the character of such a venerable old hostelry, which is now revived and refreshed. The walking route follows the southern bank of the Mill Bourne through pleasant water meadows giving open views and a chance to see lots of meadow flowers and perhaps even a kingfisher. The return leg crosses horse paddocks and grazing pastures to join an ancient lane back to the village. |
The walk is almost entirely flat and the paths cross a mixture of grass meadows, paddocks, pastures and woodland and so can be very muddy in winter and after periods of rain. There are several gates plus six stiles (two of these are entirely enclosed by wire fencing so dogs may need a lift over). There is one section of road walking along a quiet lane so take care with children and beware of any traffic. Two of the fields you cross are likely to be holding grazing sheep and cattle so take care with dogs. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours.
Chobham is situated in the north west corner of Surrey, a few miles north of Woking. The walk starts and finishes from the White Hart pub on the High Street. There is a car park directly alongside the pub which is accessed via a narrow alleyway between tall buildings. Approximate post code GU24 8AA. Alternatively there is a pay and display village car park, just off the High Street to the north of the village (close to the junction with the A319). Post code for car park GU24 8LZ).
|Start to Mill Bourne|
Start point: 51.3473 lat, -0.6029 long
Leave the car park and turn right along the High Street. At the mini roundabout keep right and after just a few paces you’ll see a cannon and stone cross war memorial set on a small green ahead of you. The cannon commemorates Queen Victoria’s visit to the area in 1853 when she reviewed the troops on Chobham Common before their departure to the Crimean War.
|Mill Bourne to Willow Farm|
Start point: 51.3487 lat, -0.6009 long
Turn right and follow the footpath with the Mill Bourne running on the left.
|Willow Farm to Fairbourne Manor|
Start point: 51.3479 lat, -0.5854 long
Cross over the access lane and go straight ahead signed to Emmett’s Mill. Follow this wide track winding along, with the Mill Bourne still immediately on the left. Cross another green metal stile and follow the river edge path passing more fenced rough horse paddocks.
|Fairbourne Manor to Sandpit Hall Road|
Start point: 51.3465 lat, -0.5737 long
Turn right along the grass verge passing in front of Fairbourne Manor (the white property you saw from the back earlier). As the green metal boundary fence of the property ends, fork right through a kissing gate (slightly hidden under trees) signed as a footpath.
|Sandpit Hall Road to Broadford Lane|
Start point: 51.3424 lat, -0.5834 long
Turn right along the main road, passing the 17th century Sandpit Hall on the right and more pretty thatched cottages on the left. Follow the road for some distance taking care of any traffic. Ignore any paths off left and right and at the end of the road you’ll reach a T-junction with Station Road.
|Broadford Lane to End|
Start point: 51.3415 lat, -0.6 long
Turn right along Broadford Lane, a concrete track, and follow this for some distance. You’ll pass Broadford Farm on the right and then emerge to a T-junction with Castle Grove Road.
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Fairbourne Manor to Sandpit Hall Road-
|By injuryian on 03 Oct 2013|
A lovely walk with beautiful scenery. Comprises a mixture of off and on lead sections for dogs.
|By caseyj83 on 07 Jun 2015|
Doesn't really take as long as mentioned even if you don't rush. It's quite nice though, and not *too* muddy even in April.
|By dlkhain on 08 Apr 2016|
Lovely walk. Well signed. Agree it doesn't take as long as mentioned.
|By Skm23435 on 04 Jun 2017|
Some sections have become very overgrown, especially with nettles. Wear protective clothing!
|By lfernley on 17 Jul 2017|
Path is too overgrown to proceed past point 2 and a lot of dogs unleashed on the trail.
|By asuramantou on 06 Aug 2017|
Lead up to point 2 very overgrown and full of nettles! a good walk but needs long trousers and sleeves from just before point 2 to about half way. not suitable for younger children.
|By StoryTails on 06 Aug 2017|
Lovely walk, slightly overgrown on some bits but manageable. Very easy and well worth it.
|By juanm1 on 09 Sep 2017|
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: Richard |
Uploaded: 02 Oct 2013
The White Hart is a lovely looking building and is in the centre of Chobham next to the church as you can see.
|Image by: Richard |
Uploaded: 02 Oct 2013
Interesting view on what I guess is the village green at the beginning of the walk.
|Image by: tuesday |
Uploaded: 19 May 2014
|Image by: tuesday |
Uploaded: 19 May 2014
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