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A pub walk around Horsell

A leisurely walk (city/town) in Surrey, England, about 7.59km (4.72 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 16m (52ft)
Loss 18m (59ft)
Max. Elevation 40m (131ft)
Elevation (total) 34m (111ft)
Start & End
Woking, Surrey, England
Distance 7.59km
Duration ~2:15
Created by Chippy on 05 Nov 2011
This walk tours some of the great pubs around Horsell Common, north of Woking. The Common itself provides the breath of fresh air, while the pubs will delight those who have worked up a thirst.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map


OS Grid TQ006587
Start the walk at Woking Station.
Ferndale Road About 0.69 km (~0.43 miles) from
OS Grid TQ005594
Walk down Ferndale Road to reach Horsell Common.
The Sands About 1.83 km (~1.14 miles) from
OS Grid TQ015609
By the road across the common is The Sands pub. Nearby are the sandpits that inspired HG Wells' 'War of the Worlds'. After stopping in, follow the path heading southwest across the common.
Chobham Road About 1.63 km (~1.01 miles) from
OS Grid TQ000602
Cross the road and follow an unmade road called Cheapside, which borders Horsell Common. At the end of Cheapside there is a traditional local pub called The Plough.
The Plough About 0.61 km (~0.38 miles) from
OS Grid SU995599
From The Plough (www.theploughhorsell.co.uk), follow South Road a few hundred metres to Horsell Common Road. Here you will see a path into the Common on your left; this opens out onto another unmade road, Viggory Lane.
Viggory Lane About 0.38 km (~0.24 miles) from
OS Grid SU991599
After about 400 metres, bear left along Horsell Birch. At the end, on the other side of High Street, you will see The Cricketers pub.
The Cricketer's Pub About 0.50 km (~0.31 miles) from
OS Grid SU988595
From the Cricketer's Pub (www.baronspubs.com/cricketers), turn left down High Street through Horsell Village. After about 500 metres, you will come to the Red Lion gastro pub and St Mary's church.
Horsell About 0.90 km (~0.56 miles) from
OS Grid SU996591
Head into Horsell and back towards Woking Station.
Woking Station About 1.05 km (~0.65 miles) from
OS Grid TQ005586
Finish the walk back at Woking Station.

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