The Onslow Arms Park and Woodland Walk

MODERATE 9 reviews

The Onslow Arms Park and Woodland Walk is a 7.9 kilometer loop trail located near Guildford, Surrey, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and bird watching.

Distance: 7.9 km Elevation Gain: 182 m Route Type: Loop



bird watching


partially paved


wild flowers


historic site

pub walk

A circular pub walk from The Onslow Arms in West Clandon, Surrey. The Onslow Arms is a smart community pub where drinkers and eaters alike get a warm welcome on the terrace, in the walled garden or alongside the real fires inside. The walking route performs a simple circuit around the surrounding Surrey countryside, taking in the grounds of Clandon Park, immaculate golf courses and majestic stretches of woodland. The walk has just a few gentle gradients. The paths are wide and open for the most part, but the optional narrow stretch within West Clandon can get overgrown in summer and the woodland paths can be very muddy after rain and in winter. You will need to negotiate a few single gates, kerbs and footbridges, but there are no steps or stiles on route. The first (and last stretch) follows the road through West Clandon but this has a pavement and traffic, whilst busy, is limited to 30mph. There are a couple of road crossings, so take particular care at these points. Two of the fields you cross are horse paddocks so take care with dogs. Approximate time 2.5 hours.

14 days ago

We started at the Bulls Head pub and skipped the Clandon Regis section towards the end. Some very nice sections to this walk, and while you do walk around the edge of a golf course for sections, the woods beside it are lovely. Lots of mud on the fields shortly after walking past Clandon House.

Lovely little walk! Mostly flat. Definitely need walking boots for some areas - very muddy! But no issue with the appropriate footwear. I recommend to take the alternative route through the golf course to avoid road walking at the beginning and end. Yes, there is a fair amount walking next to a golf course, but still some beautiful scenery, I wouldn't let that put you off. A fabulous view of Woking at the top of one. Lots of little streams and brooks, with woodland paths and varying terrain. And finally the birch trees - truly breathtaking! A few busy roads to cross, but as long as you take care they should not be a problem. We went on a lovely sunny winter's day, I can imagine this being a good walk whichever season it is.

Wet and windy autumnal walk but thoroughly enjoyed the route. Lots of parking at The Onslow Arms. The second half of the walk was particularly lovely with far reaching views from the golf course in Merrow. The woodland walk was picturesque - the straight path through the beech trees towards Shere Road was awesome. The route was pretty muddy in places. The pub was fantastic - the walk is actually promoted on their website. Dogs very welcome - great ambience and very welcoming.

4 months ago

Nice mix of shaded and sunny sections. An easy walk. Only negative is at start or finish depending on which way round you go path is overgrown with stinging nettles. Onslow Arms pub worth a visit.

over grown
4 months ago

Nice trail but part of it is overgrown with stinging nettles so tread carefully. Pub is lovely to have food at after the hike!

10 months ago

The pathway is still closed, Clandon in is vey busy and the pavements are very narrow. This walk is very nice but there is a constant hum of traffic

Sat Jul 29 2017

Hi. We are new to this app and would like to do the walk from onslow arms but are put off by last comment ? Is the walk possible to complete? We would like to do next weekend Thanks Doug ADMIN RESPONSE: Thanks for getting in touch. As far as we know this route is still fully open. There have been more than 30 downloads by walkers since the last comment with no other reported problems. We checked with our Facebook community and two members walked it recently. One informed us that 'you just need to go diagonal across the horse field to join the road and the rest is plain sailing', so it could be that the field boundaries have moved slightly but the directions and GPS map combined should get you round.

7 months ago