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Francis Corner Woodland is a 3.2 mile loop trail located near Guildford, Surrey, England that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length 3.2 mi Elevation gain 528 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Forest
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Getting There

A circular woodland walk from the Francis Corner car park near Shere in Surrey. The walk passes through a mixed working woodland and includes a short section of the North Downs Way. At the Little Kings Wood viewing point you will be rewarded with magnificent views across the downs. The walk follows forest tracks most of which are stone and well made, but there are some parts that can get muddy. There are a few slopes but these are reasonably gentle. There are no stiles or gates but you are likely to be sharing the paths with both cyclists and horse riders. Dogs are welcome off lead as long as they are under control. Approximate time 1.5 hours.

Free parking is available in the small Francis Corner car park which is found on Combe Lane off the A25 near Shere in Surrey. There is a 2 metre height restriction for the car park. There is no exact post code for the car park but GU5 9TD and KT24 6ES are both nearby.

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David Watt
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WalkingGreat!

Pleasant walk on very good path through dense woodland. The first of the small reservoirs mentioned quite difficult to spot in the dense undergrowth. Also some of the signposts either fallen down, no longer there or hidden in the bushes and ferns. The view point is quite small and only gives a view down a fairly narrow gap between two patches of woodland to the far hills. You can't see either Leith Hill or St Martha's Hill! I suppose it might be possible to see them in winter when the trees are bare.

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Clare Uwins
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Walking

Lovely walk, view point a little overgrown but still nice. Very quiet and flat, well maintained paths. Limited signal but no problem using the map

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Richard Cusden
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Hiking

Lovely woodland walk but no signal for map. Used MapsMe.

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Alicia Paige
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Hiking

Great walk, very secluded so can be a little creepy especially when walking though the denser parts of the woods. Mainly flat, level ground with small inclines but nothing major. A tree had fallen down which blocked the path to the viewing point however a smaller path was made going round it...you wouldn’t see the smaller path unless getting close. Viewing point mostly overgrown but still can see views.

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Sam Freestone
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Great walk especially if you have a dog with you. No roads to worry about & as well as being a lovely walk through forests, it is nice & cool in this hot weather.

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nancy nancy
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Easy walk, solid underfoot so good for after wet weather. Walked to the viewpoint but this was very overgrown with brambles which obscured the view. (Sept 2017). Thank you for posting this walk.

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Kim Åge Ditlefsen
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Roman Kirillov
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David Maddison
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Julius N
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Oliver Fifield
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Louis Barker
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Wendy Barker
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Matt Mather
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Jo Dickie
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