Pirbright Woodland and Henley Lake Walk
A leisurely walk of about 3 miles from The Royal Oak Pub Pirbright through some of the neighbouring woodland and heathland to Henley Park Lake.
Date: 11 September 2020
Time: 10:30 am for 10:45 am start to finish around 12.15 pm
Meet: At the car park of the Royal Oak Public House on the A324 Aldershot Road Pirbright GU24 0DQ.
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This walk will go along some lesser known footpaths through Cobbetts Hill Common and Leapingbar Copse passing through the woods of Henley Park before reaching Henley Park Lake. This historic park lake is a designated SSSI and Special Protection Area, owned by the MOD and leased to a local military fishing club. The lake adjoins Ash Ranges which form part of the Thames Basin Heaths. Henley Park was recorded in the Doomsday Book and was the Victorian home of Henry de Worms 1st Baron of Pirbright.
Please note: There are no stiles and most of the walk will be off-road although the paths are mostly sandy and generally in good condition unless there has been a lot of rain when boots are advisable. Walkers wishing to eat after the walk can do so at the Royal Oak. Brookwood Station is about a 30 minute walk away and there is a local bus service (No 28) which stops at Stanford Common, Ash Road a few minutes away from the Royal Oak – see published timetables for more information
Book via Surrey Hills Society website Events page www.surreyhillssociety.org/events/
Contact: Surrey Hills Society 07530 949302