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|Explore Surrey: Frimley and Frimley Green|
|Author: Explore Surrey, Published: 30 Jan 2016||Walk rating : Rating:|
|Surrey, Frimley Green|
|A 10km (6 mile) circular walk exploring the canal towpath, riverside path, woodland, heath and small settlements around Frimley in Surrey. This walk is part of the Explore Surrey collection, published through a collaboration between iFootpath and Surrey County Council. |
The walk is almost entirely flat with just a couple of gentle slopes. There are no stiles or kissing gates on route, but you will need to negotiate a few flights of steps and two simple gates. The majority of the paths and tracks are surfaced, but some of the stretches through woodland and heath can get very muddy after wet weather. There is no livestock on route and the woodland and heath sections are very popular with dog walkers. You will need to cross the railway at an unsignalled crossing so take particular care at this point. Approximate time 3 hours.
There are public toilets in Frimley Lodge Park (at the start of the walk) and also on Sturt Road at Frimley Green (towards the end). There are many options for refreshments on the way round. There is a cafe in Frimley Lodge Park, a range of restaurants and takeaways on Frimley High Street about half way round (including Ye Old White Hart pub) and a range of shops and takeaways at Frimley Green towards the end (including the Rose and Thistle pub). Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer 145 Guildford and Farnham. This walk follows public footpaths and bridleways which cross private and public land. Information is included for your interest, but please respect people’s privacy, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code.
If you are coming by car, the walk starts and finishes from the large free car park in Frimley Lodge Park, accessed from Sturt Road (just south of St Andrew’s Church) between Mytchett and Frimley Green. The car park gates close around dusk. Approximate post code GU16 6HY. If you are coming by train, the walk can be started at Frimley rail station. For help with planning your journey by public transport please visit http://journeys.travelsmartsurrey.info.
|Start to Deepcut Bridge|
Start point: 51.2984 lat, -0.7276 long
(NOTE: If you are starting the walk at Frimley rail station, skip forward to the section called Frimley Station to Railway Crossing.)
|Deepcut Bridge to Valley Road|
Start point: 51.3022 lat, -0.7098 long
Pass under the bridge and then turn right up the flight of concrete steps. At the top, turn right and right again to follow the pavement over the canal bridge. Continue along the pavement to reach the mini roundabout marking the edge of Deepcut village. You will notice the distinctive village sign adorned with lock gates and wild red roses. The design was inspired by a conversation between the blacksmith and the local lock keeper, who mentioned that he was always sorry to have to cut back beautiful wild roses each year so that the lock gates could be operated safely by the canal users.
|Valley Road to St Catherine's Road|
Start point: 51.3128 lat, -0.7092 long
Turn right to join this wide level track running through the heart of the woodland. You will reach a T-junction, turn left here to join another wide track (known as Frith Hill Road). Follow this track for some distance, ignoring all the paths off to the side. Running along the left-hand side of this path you will see a beautiful moss covered ridge, peppered with many old tree stumps. This is a good example of a boundary bank, probably dating from the early 1800s.
|St Catherine's Road to St Peter's Church|
Start point: 51.3151 lat, -0.7246 long
Cross over the road and turn right along the pavement, heading downhill. Where the road bends right, keep straight ahead onto the shared footpath and cycleway. At the T-junction, turn left and keep ahead on the footpath and cycleway, passing a school on your right and then emerging to the road, Field Lane.
|St Peter's Church to Frimley Station|
Start point: 51.316 lat, -0.7359 long
A few paces into the churchyard, follow the surfaced path swinging right to run parallel with the boundary fence on your right. Simply keep ahead along this main path, ignoring any side paths. Take your time to appreciate the ornate nature of many of the headstones. Just after passing a beautiful stone carved military helmet adorning a grave on your right, stay with the main path as it swings left and leads you to a T-junction at the far side. Turn right (with a boundary fence running to your left) and follow the path around the left-hand edge of the church. Go down the main steps to exit the churchyard onto Grove Road.
|Frimley Station to Railway Crossing|
Start point: 51.3127 lat, -0.7464 long
(NOTE: If you are starting the walk at Frimley rail station, walk along the access lane, Station Approach, to reach a T-junction with the High Street. Turn left, heading away from the shops and town centre. Now follow the rest of the directions in this section.)
|Railway Crossing to End|
Start point: 51.3031 lat, -0.7336 long
Walk directly ahead along the residential road. At the fork, with a triangular grass island, turn right. Follow this road as it swings steadily left, passing the pretty thatched property called The Barn on your right. You will come to the large open green of Frimley Green. Cross over the road to join the left-hand pavement and follow this along the right-hand edge of Frimley Green, heading towards the Rose and Thistle pub.
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Lovely walk. If anything to add, I would say walk it in reverse because the finish is a bit grim being alongside a dual carriageway.
|By porkfin on 13 Nov 2016|
This is a really lovely walk, I too would suggest starting the walk just before the dual carriageway at Frimley Rail Station.
|By Rkeating on 08 May 2017|
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