Horsell Common, Planes, Racing Cars and Spaceships

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Horsell Common, Planes, Racing Cars and Spaceships is a 6.6 kilometer loop trail located near Woking, Surrey, England that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 6.6 km Elevation Gain: 138 m Route Type: Loop







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A 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.

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9 months ago

Interesting walk through common. The walk crosses a runway and the Mclaren business park. Some of the directions through the common are a bit confusing

Sun Jul 23 2017

lovely, interesting walk. use map. Directions dodgy towards the end! ADMIN RESPONSE: Woodlands and heathland are always notoriously difficult to navigate as there are no obvious landmarks for walk authors to refer to. That is when the live GPS map on the App really helps.

Tue Jan 31 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.

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