Millbourne and Horsell Common Circular Walk

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Woking, Surrey, England

Millbourne and Horsell Common Circular Walk is a 5.3 mile loop trail located near Woking, Surrey, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length5.3 miElevation gain649 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsWalkingrunningRiverViewsWildlifeMuddyHistoric site
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The circular walk is an ideal morning ramble to build up an appetite for lunch. You'll enjoy a lovely variety of landscapes including the heathland paths across Horsell Common, the riverside paths along the Mill Bourne as well as horse paddocks, meadows and woodland. The route is generally flat. The paths are all unmade and can be fairly muddy (especially where the bridleways are churned by the horses) so good boots are a must. The paths are also narrow in part and can get a little overgrown in the summer so long trousers are recommended (unless you're immune to nettles!). There are several gates/kissing gates to negotiate as well as some footbridges and two stiles (both stiles have gaps alongside which should be suitable for most dogs). You will need to cross one paddock which is likely to be holding horses and Horsell Common is also grazed for conservation by cattle at some times so take care with dogs at these points. The route crosses a number of roads and there are a couple of short sections of road walking so take care of traffic at these points. Approximate time 2 to 2.5 hours.

Horsell village is located less than a mile north-west of Woking in Surrey. The walk starts and finishes at The Cricketers on Horsell Birch, close to its junction with the High Street. There is parking available both in front of and behind the pub. Approximate post code GU21 4XB.

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Holly Marks
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Very mud with lots of over used footpaths. Began to get dark so had to cut the trail in half.

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luke nichols
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Rob S92
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WalkingMuddyPrivate property

Starts off nicely in the heathland. There’s a few points where you have to cross a couple of busy fast roads, but this wasn’t an issue for us. The footpath through the farmer’s field isn’t well signposted in places, and look out for the electric fence! The footpath along the stream is pleasant, but very muddy and narrow in places. All in, it’s got some nice variation, and if you’re local, a pleasant walk!

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HOWARD S
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Nice trail. There were some sections on the road otherwise it would be five stars.

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Paula Pardoe
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WalkingFloodedMuddy

As at Christmas Eve, this is absolutely sodden and muddy for much of the walk unfortunately. It would be a 4* normally. But falling over once in the mud, and two soaking feet detracted slightly!

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Bertie Woodward-Rowe
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Conny C
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Sue Barham
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Pleasant flat walking - albeit narrow paths in places with lots of stinging nettles - even at this time of year! Currently very muddy underfoot in places but worth giving it ago as the autumn leaves start turning colour - nature is a wonder.

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Gary Gary
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HikingOver grown

Some great woodland paths and scenery. One section has narrow overgrown paths. Resulted in a number on nettle stings. There are other walks around this area on the app, which we recommend.

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Vasudha Raju
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Running

Good but too many dog walkers, not suitable for running.

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Michela Pike
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Walking

We wore shorts for this route and it was a mistake. There was a couple of sections that were so overgrown with stinging nettles and we just had to take the hit and we both got stung several times it was rather uncomfortable!! So I have given it four stars because of it being overgrown. As walls go this one is a bit plain but we did get to see water flowing through a stream and we crossed several bridges which made it more interesting. It is a good walking route and ideal for a running trail as the terrain is pretty even all the way through. We enjoyed it and we saw livestock going round which was great

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Marisa Watt
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Walking

lovely walk with our dog, plenty of spots for him to cool down / splash around. nice mix of shade and sunny, not muddy and a fairly easy walk.

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Zelmarie de Visser
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Hiking

Lovely walk on a spring day! Not as muddy as expected, but some of the paths are narrow and slightly overgrown. But nonetheless, a great walk! Good for bird spotting too. Can get busy on days the weather is nice.

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Laura James
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A lovely walk with lots of variation. There was a long stretch along the stream, the second half of which became a bit tedious and would probably have been completely overgrown with nettles if we’d done the walk a month later. Definitely a long trousers walk.

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Kim Fry
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RunningFloodedMuddy

Lots of mud which is fine but parts, through the pastures, are quite flooded. Won’t run this one again until things have dried out a bit.

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Steve Lee
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HikingMuddy

Very muddy at parts but this maybe down to time of year. Nice view next to streams. Recommend

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yasmin greig
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HikingMuddy

Great trail and the directions are very easy Very muddy on certain parts, lovely lunch at cricketers after

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Michele Dodd
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Hiking

Completed this on a windy October day but really enjoyed the route. Very clear instructions and very peaceful - hardly saw another person. Quite muddy along the Mill Bourne but enjoyed finding new footpaths even though I live locally.

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Simon Lockwood
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Nice walk but be sure to wear trousers as some of the route is overgrown with lots of stinging nettles!!

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nigel nigel
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Decent walk but as above, a lot of traffic noise, also the section around Fairoaks Airport is very overgrown, almost impassable. And at one point I was knee deep in water for about 100m, heavy rainfall the day before but one to avoid unless you are confident it's been dry for a few days.

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Chris Reid
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Nick Robertson
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Anna Petrova
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Tom Ellery
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Teresa Riley
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Angela Patrick
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John White
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