Brentmoor Heath and Donkey Town

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West End, Surrey, England

Brentmoor Heath and Donkey Town is a 3.3 mile loop trail located near West End, Surrey, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

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A circular easy access walk around Brentmoor Heath near West End in Surrey, taking in the beautiful sections of heath and woodland and with chance to visit the local pub. This walk is published through a collaboration with Surrey County Council. The walk has just a few gentle slopes throughout. The bridleways are unmade but generally very firm although some of the sections near Sapper Pond and in the heath basin can get very muddy in the wetter months so wellingtons are recommended at these times. This easy access route has been deliberately designed to avoid all obstacles on the heath paths (staggered barriers, narrow bridges and steps) making it suitable for rugged all-terrain pushchairs and disability buggies during the drier months. If you are not limited by avoiding these obstacles, you could explore other paths within the heath (using the GPS-powered map on the App will help you to keep your bearings!). Dogs are welcome on the heath and dog waste bins are provided around the site. Approximate time 1.5 hours. There are no toilets or other facilities within the heath. If you are looking for refreshments, the walk includes a visit to the Hare and Hounds pub in Donkey Town. 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.

Brentmoor Heath is located just to the north of West End village, on the A322 (about 2 miles south of the M3). The walk starts and finishes from the Brentmoor Heath free car park (with 1.9m height restriction barrier) which is accessed up a tarmac slope directly off the roundabout between the A322 and the B311 Red Road. There is parking for 10 cars here. Approximate post code GU24 9PZ. If this car park is full, there is a second car park for the heath (holding 6 cars and with no height barrier) accessed off Red Road (simply adjust the walk by starting at Waypoint 1). Approximate post code GU24 9PY. If both car parks are full, there is also roadside parking on Brentmoor Road (simply adjust the walk by starting at the pub, Waypoint 4). Approximate post code GU24 9QG. By bus, alight at West End and make your way to the Hare and Hounds on Brentmoor Road to begin the walk. For help with planning your journey by public transport please visit http://journeys.travelsmartsurrey.info.

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Zoe Rikkerink
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Lovely Surrey heathland but close to roads to enjoy with my dog

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Steve Tuttle
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Josephine Shyuan
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lovely easy walk..lots of alternative route to do within the woods

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Peter Blake
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A good walk and not too muddy even in wet weather. We didn’t return via the road from the pub but crossed over and joined the route again on the heath. The pub is closed anyway due to Coronavirus.

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anne anne
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Nice open space. Some woodland but not a huge amount of shade. Lots of gunfire noise. Not too muddy in November but quite marshy in places. Wellies needed after rain

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Gary Chandler
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I am lucky enough to live on Brentmoor Road which is next the the Hare and Hounds public house. I often go for long walks through Donkey Town woods. I usually walk for a couple of hours and have walked 7.5 miles before heading over towards Deepcut. It is a lovely walk mixed with some nice inclines especially around the path that runs alongside the M. O. D fence. Recommended.

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Brent Mills
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Super walk. Strange choice to walk by the busy road to the pub though. Very easy to get there through the nature reserve area. ADMIN RESPONSE: Glad you enjoyed the walk. The chosen route avoids all kissing gates to ensure it is accessible to rugged mobility buggies in the dry months, as it forms part of our Easier Access Collection. For people without access limitations, there are plenty of heathland paths to enjoy and the live GPS map should always ensure you don't get lost!

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Catherine Hussey Williams
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Michela Pike
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Michela Pike
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