GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Brookwood Cemetery Walks

2 miles (3 km)

The Brookwood Cemetery is a Surrey based grade I listed site which includes a 220 Acre park.
It's a nice peaceful place for a stroll with a series of attractive tree lined avenues and lots of flora and fauna to see. The site is notable as the largest cemetery in the UK and includes many ornate statues, large heathland areas and rhododendrons.
The cemetery is located in Pirbright which is also worth exploring. The attractive village includes a village green with picturesque duck pond and cricket pitch.

Postcode

GU24 0BL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Brookwood Cemetery OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Brookwood Cemetery Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Head into Pirbright and you could pay a post walk visit to the Cricketers on the Green. The award winning gastropubis in a fine location on the village green with its duck pond and cricket pitch. The pub includes alfresco terraces as well as a Yurt Cafe. You can find them at postcode GU24 0JT for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The pleasant trails on Whitmoor Common are located just a few miles south east of the site and offer a means of extending your exercise in the area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Surrey Walks page.

Photos

Dawneys Common - geograph.org.uk - 1273764

Dawneys Common. This small plot of heathland, nestled between the Canadian section of the Brookwood Military Cemetery to the east and Dawney Hill to the west, is one of at least four separate locations referred to as 'Pirbright Common' on OS maps. The local name is Dawneys Common.

Woodland Cemetery - geograph.org.uk - 820649

Woodland Cemetery. Brookwood's many graves are often located by or under bushes or trees in this area of heathland. Pine trees and rhododendrons are common.

Pinewood Cemetery - geograph.org.uk - 820684

Pinewood Cemetery. The cemetery has many pine trees, rhododendrons and bracken growing on the heathland. Many of the crosses and stones have been submerged by the undergrowth. The tops of some are visible here.

Brookwood Cemetery - geograph.org.uk - 49666

This is the view of the cemetery from its main gate. When it opened in 1854 it was the largest in the world and only 500 of the proposed 2000 acres had been used at that point. Since then over 250,000 people have been buried in this rural spot. Built on sandy heathland 25 miles from London, the graves are set in plots among huge numbers of trees and shrubs which include several avenues of giant sequoia.

Brookwood Cemetery - geograph.org.uk - 819330

Two of the ornate funerary statues within this sprawling heathland cemetery

Zoroastrian section, Brookwood Cemetery (geograph 4163848)

Zoroastrian section

Columbarium, Brookwood Cemetery - geograph.org.uk - 820383

Columbarium

Brookwood Cemetery, Russian Orthodox Area - geograph.org.uk - 819373

Russian Orthodox Area

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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