Horsell Common, Planes, Racing Cars and Spaceships

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Woking, Surrey, England

Horsell Common, Planes, Racing Cars and Spaceships is a 4.1 mile 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.

Length4.1 miElevation gain452 ftRoute typeLoop
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Getting There

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.

The walk starts from the free Horsell Common car park (with height restriction barrier) on the A245 near the Six Crossroads Roundabout just north of Woking. There are a couple of car parks on this road so make sure you park in the one closest to the Six Crossroads roundabout. Approximate post code GU21 4BY.

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Jesenka Oezdalga
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Muddy and part of the trail is on very busy road.

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Alison Smith
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Chloe Taylor
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Thoroughly enjoyed walking this trail, very muddy in parts so you’ll need wellies.

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yasmin greig
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Nice easy trail, flat the whole way and quite muddy

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Steve Lee
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Gabriella L
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A good, quick hike. Muddy in parts between the McLaren building and the airport, so make sure you have sturdy hiking boots or wellies. Loved the last part in the woods- was very serene.

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Edi Pereira
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Isabelle Lietar
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Nice easy walk

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khalid wyne
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Katie Grainger
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Part by the road was too muddy and long

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Roy Barnes
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James Van Buskirk
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Colin Evans
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Easy walk with only one point of confusion near the end where there were several paths meeting at one point. Good variety of things to see and one gorgeous lake that I will go back to photography on a cold frosty morning.

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Adam Craven
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brilliant

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Nicole Stewart
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Ravi Agrawal
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Nicole Stewart
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Really easy walk however due to flooding be prepared to get shoes wet if in trainers. Nice variety of places to see on this route.

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Alexia Bencini
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Bruce white
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Very good walk.

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Grace White
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Great walk over heath, and through fields and woodland. I really did not like the section on the road above the airfield though. McLaren Park was an interestingly section - very quiet and open.

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Kim Taylor
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Caroline Howkins
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Caroline Howkins
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Paul Shelton
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Stefano Gianoglio
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Very nice and easy trail! Some great views in McLaren Park

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Jez Francis
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Walking

Every walk needs to cross an airport runway, right? A delightful trail through woods, common land, heathland, fields and an airport. Stop for a coffee in the Hangar Cafe!

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Vasudha Raju
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We enjoyed the walk, lovely views. Will recommend it.

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Gary Symes
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An easy walk, great for a natter as you go, as well as taking in the variety of scenery. We will most certainly do it again

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Peter Marsh
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Great walk, lovely variety of terrain and scenery. Interesting to see the helicopters and planes taking off and landing at Fairoaks. The common is wonderful, really enjoyed being in the woods and it was surprisingly quiet considering it's the school summer holidays. Not very challenging but that's cool too, took us about 2 hours, we were taking things nice and easy

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Peter Marsh
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HikingGreat!

Great walk, lovely variety of terrain and scenery. Interesting to see the helicopters and planes taking off an landing at Fairoaks. The common is wonderful, really enjoyed being in the woods and it was surprisingly quiet considering it's the school summer holidays. Not very challenging but that's cool too, took us about 2 hours, we were taking things nice and easy

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