Life on the Edge (of the Borough)
A circular walk crossing the borough boundary around Wisley and taking in rivers, canals, heathland and glimpses of RHS Wisley Gardens
Date: Tuesday 6th September
Time: 10.15am start. Anticipated finish about 12.30pm
Meet: Wisley Common car park - on right in Wisley Lane approx. 1km (0.6 miles) from A3 turning for RHS Wisley Gardens
Any travel advice: Easiest access is by car.
Also served by Stagecoach bus 715 between Guildford and Kingston. Hourly daytime service Monday to Saturday. Nearest stop: A3 lay-by for RHS Wisley Gardens.
Note: If travelling by bus, take the signed pedestrian route on the left immediately before the road entrance to RHS Wisley Gardens. Follow this until it reaches the RHS carpark and then continue on the pedestrian walkway right across the face of the main entrance and garden centre. Follow the signs to the far end of Carpark 3. At the end of the carpark, continue a short distance along the path to arrive at the carpark on the opposite side of the road. [Distance from bus stop is about 1km (0.6 miles)].
Nearest postcode: GU23 6QD
Grid Reference: TQ065589
Description of walk: This rural walk is surprisingly quiet, despite it being so close to the A3 and M25. With a mix of riverside paths, heathland and glimpses of RHS Wisley Gardens, this level route will introduce you to some of Surrey’s less well-known scenery and (possibly) wildlife.
Any specific walk / conditions issues: The route is flat and most of it is off-road. Some paths and the heathland section can be soft after wet weather. Good walking shoes are recommended.
Dogs allowed / not allowed? Well behaved dogs are welcome. Note: cattle are grazed on the heath so a short lead is essential.
Length of Walk: 4 miles (6.4km)
Contact: Surrey Hills Society Co-ordinator 07530 949302
Led by: Ken Bare – Vice President, Surrey Hills Society