GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Yateley Common Country Park

6 miles (10 km)

Enjoy nearly 500 acres of heathlands, woodlands and ponds on this circular cycle or walk in Yateley, Hampshire. The route begins at the car park by Wyndham's Pool and takes you along a sequence of peaceful woodland trails to Yately Heath Wood and Minley Wood, before returning to the start point.
It's easy to extend your walk by heading south to Hawley Woods and Hawley Lake.
Head north and you can visit the lovely Tri Lakes Country Park with its numerous pretty lakes and animal park.

Postcode

GU46 6BE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Yateley Common Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Yateley Common Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Just south of the car park you'll find The Ely on the London Road. The pub serves good quality food and has a nice garden area to relax in on warmer days. They are conveniently located just a stone's throw from the main car park at a postcode of GU17 9LJ for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The woodland and heathland paths are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably bump into other owners on your visit. The Ely pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

A couple of miles south of the park there's a nice circular trail around Fleet Pond to try. There's lots of water loving birds to look out for on the water and some interesting flora in the nature reserve. It's also notable as the largest freshwater lake in the county at 52 acres. Near the pond you'll find Fleet train station so you could potentially come by public transport and explore the pond before heading to the common.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Hampshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Yateley Common - geograph.org.uk - 664659

Yellow gorse on the common. This part of Yateley Common, to the south of the A30 is owned by the Ministry of Defence. Soldiers from the nearby Gibraltar Barrack often use this area for practicing manoeuvres.

Yateley Common - geograph.org.uk - 170514

A pair of horseriders make their way along one of the tracks on the common. Shown here is the boundary between heath and wood.

Wyndham's Pond on Yateley Common - geograph.org.uk - 653393

Wyndham's Pond on the common. The pond is a good place to spot wildlife.

Heather on Yateley Common - geograph.org.uk - 646741

Heather on the common near to Blackbushe Airport and the A30. These lovely colours can be seen in late summer and early autumn.

Woodland copse on Yateley Common - geograph.org.uk - 646727

Woodland copse with shafts of autumn sunlight.

Stroud Pond in Yateley Common Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 664667

Stroud Pond. The pond was recorded in theDomesday Bookas a fish pond.

Yateley Common near Blackbushe Airport - geograph.org.uk - 1384029

This area was originally part of Blackbushe airfield at the end of the runway, now reclaimed by commonland.

Grasslands in Yateley Common Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 664670

Grasslands in the park. Much of this area is covered with grasses, heather and gorse.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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