A L L WA LKS STA RT AT 1 0AM BAS I N G STOK E CANAL
BLAC KWATE R PA RK
Q U E E N ’S AVE N U E TO FLE ET
Follow the popular and peaceful canal towpath looking for wildlife along the way. Meet outside Frimley Lodge Café, Frimley Lodge Park, GU16 6HY.
Following the winding Blackwater Valley Path from the Meadows to Horseshoe Lake, you’ll be grateful of the refreshment stop at a local pub along the way! Meet in Blackwater Station Car Park GU17 9AB.
B I S L EY
BROOKWOOD TO BISLEY
Follow the Basingstoke Canal from Aldershot to Fleet for a refreshment stop before returning to Queen’s Avenue. Meet at the free car park near the junction of Queen’s Avenue and Prince’s Avenue, Aldershot, GU11 2LB.
Gentle 1.5 hours, 3.75 miles
Gentle 1 hour, 2.5 miles Escape the noise of the main road and discover the woods, fields and lanes of rural Bisley. There are a few stiles to cross on this route. Meet at Shaftesbury Road Car Park, Bisley, GU24 9ER.
B L ACKWATER MEADOWS Gentle 1 hour, 2.5 miles
Follow the meandering course of the River Blackwater and stroll through pleasant meadows. Meet at Admiralty Way Car Park, GU15 3DT.
CHO B HAM MEAD OWS Gentle 1 hour, 2.5 miles
Take a gentle stroll through the riverside meadows that lie beyond the village of Chobham. This walk can be wet underfoot at times. There are also a couple of stiles to cross. Meet in the car park behind the Chobham Rider shop in Chobham High Street, GU24 8LZ. Please note the car park is free (2 hour limit) but you will need to get a ticket from the machine and display it.
CHO B HAM PL ACE WOODS Gentle 1 hour, 2.5 miles
If you’ve not discovered this place; you’re missing out! Secluded woodland, quiet lanes and open expanses of heathland await. Meet outside Chobham Place Woods, on the junction of Windsor Road and Valley End Road.
TU R F H I L L
Gentle 1.5 hours, 2.5 miles This pleasant walk takes in open heathland, mixed woodland and quiet lanes. Meet at Turf Hill Car Park Guildford Road, Lightwater, GU18 5SW (located behind bus shelter).
AS H VA L E - R I VER AND CA N AL N ORTH/S OUTH Moderate 2.5 Hours, 7 Miles
A circular walk from Ash Vale along the Blackwater River Path, including a refreshment break. Meet outside main entrance (ticket office) of North Camp railway station, Aldershot GU12 5QA. There is free on road parking near the station.
BAG S HOT
Moderate 1 hour, 2.5 miles
Moderate 2.5 hours, 8 miles
Moderate 2 hours, 6 miles
Starting at Brookwood Station, this walk goes through Bisley Rifle Association, Pirbright Army Camp and a refreshment stop at the camp’s SPAR shop before returning to Brookwood. Free parking on Sundays. Meet at Brookwood Railway Station, Connaught Road, GU24 0ER.
Moderate 3.5 hours, 9 miles
WILDMO O R H EAT H Moderate 2 hours, 6 miles
Enjoy a choice of walks through heathland, meadow and woodland taking in Wildmoor Heath, the Devil’s Highway and Broadmoor before stopping for coffee. There are 3 stiles on this walk Meet at Wildmoor Heath Car Park, RG45 7PP.
C HA LK FA RM LA KE
BAG SH OT TO T H E LO O KO UT
A pleasant, circular and flat walk along the Basingstoke Canal and Blackwater River paths with a refreshment stop at Ash Vale Wharf. Chalk Farm Lake free car park is off Camp Farm Road, next to Lock Road, Aldershot, GU11 2PE.
An hour’s trek through Swinley Forest to The Lookout for refreshments before the return journey. Meet outside St. Anne’s Church, Bagshot, GU19 5EQ.
HAWLEY LA KE
FR IMLEY FU E L A LLOTM E N TS
Hidden away on the outskirts of the Borough but well worth a visit! Wandering along man made tracks, through trees and circling the lake, you won’t just visit the once! Meet opposite the entrance to Hawley Lake Sailing Club, (near The Crown and Cushion pub). New walkers please contact contact.centre@ surreyheath.gov.uk because the meeting point for this walk may change.
A walk alongside a golf course and through woodland with two relatively long steep ascents and one steep descent. Meeting at Pine Ridge Golf Club car park (Old Bisley Road, Frimley, Camberley GU16 9NX). Park in the overflow area at the far end of the car park.
Moderate 2.5 hours, 7 miles
Moderate 1.5 hours, 3.75 miles
LIGHTWATE R COU NTRY PA RK Moderate 1 hour, 2.5 miles
Walk through the varied landscape of this breathtaking Country Park and beyond. Lots to see and explore; you’ll never get bored of the scenery. Meet at the Café, GU18 5RG.
MYTC HETT RA NGES Moderate 1.5 hours, 3.75 miles
The moderate climb to the top of the ranges will all be worth it when you see the view! Meet outside Frimley Lodge Café, Frimley Lodge Park, GU16 6HY.
P IRBRIGHT GRE E N WA LK Moderate 2.5 hours, 7 miles
A varied flat walk from Pirbright village to the Basingstoke canal and back with a refreshment break on route. Park in the free carpark on the green. GU24 0JE.
Challenging 2.5 hours, 5 miles
Challenging 1.25 hours, 3 miles
H O R SESH O E LA KE TO EVE R SLEY Challenging 2.5 hours, 6 miles
This walk will explore a different section of the Blackwater Valley Path including a refreshment stop. With a choice of routes to be decided on the day, there’ll be something new to see each time. Meet at Horseshoe Lake, Mill Lane, Sandhurst, GU47 8JW.
SPECI AL THANKS. . . To our Walking for Health volunteer Walk Leaders. Up to date walk information can be found on
or by calling 01276 707100
For further information on the benefits of walking go to www.walkingforhealth.org.uk If you are interested in becoming a Walk Leader, please contact: Craig.Alford@surreyheath.gov.uk
Join us for a gentle walk along charming lanes and woodland behind Bagshot. There are a few trees to cross on this route. Meet in Bagshot Playing Field Association Car Park GU19 5EN, but please park along College Ride.
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SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2019
Wed 27th - Frimley Fuel Allotments 1.25 hours, 3 miles
A unique partnership between the local societies and local museum. Come and explore the history and local societies of our area.
OCTOB ER Tue 1st - Hawley lake 1.5 hours, 3.75 miles
RAMBLERS WALKING FOR HEALTH Surrey Heath Borough Council is proud to be a Ramblers Walking for Health accredited scheme provider. Walking is great exercise and a brilliant way to meet new people and explore the local area. You’ll discover things you didn’t know existed right on your doorstep! Walks vary in length and are graded for difficulty. Please choose walks which are suitable for you. All walks are supervised by trained walk leaders and will take into consideration the group’s ability and requirements Location: All walks are on or near public transport routes, but may be more easily reached by private transport. Timings: Please arrive on time so that registration can take place without delaying the walk. Equipment: All participants are responsible for bringing suitable clothing and footwear to take part safely and comfortably in the walk. Please remember tracks are often wet and muddy in the autumn and winter. Children: All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs: Dogs are not permitted on walks unless otherwise stated. Refreshments: No refreshments will be provided, but there may be an opportunity to stop for refreshments afterwards at a local venue.
Fri 27th - Basingstoke Canal 1.5 hours, 3.75 miles Wed 18th - Mytchett Ranges 1.5 hours, 3.75 miles Tue 17th - Bagshot to the Lookout 2.5 hours, 5 miles Sat 14th - Wildmoor Heath 2 hours, 6 miles Wed 11th - Bagshot 1 hour, 2.5 miles Wed 4th - Lightwater Country Park 1 hour, 2.5 miles Tue 3rd - Hawley Lake 1.5 hours, 3.75 miles Sun 1st - Blackwater Park 2.5 hours, 8 miles
DEC E M B E R
Come along, join in and get active whilst enjoying the beautiful open spaces of Surrey Heath
Wed 20th - Basingstoke Canal 1.5 hours, 3.75 miles Tue 19th - Bagshot to the Lookout 2.5 hours, 5 miles Sun 17th - Queens Avenue to Fleet 3.5 hours, 9 miles Wed 13th - Chobham Place Woods 1 hour, 2.5 miles Gentle: For new walkers, unfit or recovering from illness / injury. Moderate: For regular walkers and those who are reasonably fit. Challenging: For experienced walkers. We try to keep up a reasonably brisk pace - neither a gentle stroll nor strenuous exercise.
Wed 2nd - Basingstoke Canal 1.5 hours, 3.75 miles Wed 9th - Bagshot 1 hour, 2.5 miles Sat 12th - Ash Vale River & Canal 2.5 hours, 7 miles Tue 15th - Bagshot to the Lookout 2.5 hours, 5 miles
SE P T E MBE R Sun 1st - Chalk Farm Lake 2.5 hours, 7 miles
Wed 16th - Bisley 1 hour, 2.5 miles
Tue 3rd - Hawley Lake 1.5 hours, 3.75 miles
Sun 2oth - Brookwood to Bisley 2 hours, 6 miles
Wed 4th - Turf Hill 1.5 hours, 2.5 miles
Wed 23rd - Chobham Meadows 1 hour, 2.5 miles
Wed 11th - Chobham Place Woods 1 hour, 2.5 miles Tue 17th - Bagshot to the Lookout 2.5 hours, 5 miles
Wed 30th - Lightwater Country Park 1 hour, 2.5 miles
Wed 18th - Frimley Fuel Allotments 1.25 hours, 3 miles Wed 25th - Blackwater Meadows 1 hour, 2.5 miles
Sat 2nd - Horseshoe Lake to Eversley 2.5 hours, 6 miles Tue 5th - Hawley Lake 1.5 hours, 3.75 miles
Sat 28th - Pirbright Green *NEW 2.5 hours, 7 miles
Wed 6th - Mytchett Rangers 1.5 hours, 3.75 miles
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