GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Pirbright Walks

2 miles (4 km)

This Surrey based village has some nice trails through the local commons and woodland. The pretty village includes several old buildings including a grade II* listed medieval church. There's also the quintessential English village green with picturesque duck pond and cricket pitch.
This circular walk explores Pirbright Common and Brookwood Heath just to the south east of the settlement. It's a pleasant area for a stroll with a network of footpaths taking you around the sites. On the way you'll pass heathland and woodland with lots of birdlife to look out for on the way.
On the eastern side of the route you will find the noteworthy Brookwood Cemetery. The cemetery is the largest in the UK and includes a 220 Acre park with some good walking trails.

Pirbright OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Pirbright Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Back in the village the Cricketers on the Green is a good choice for post walk refreshment. The award winning gastropub is 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.

Dog Walking

The woodland and heathland on the common are ideal for a dog walk. The Cricketers mentioned above is also dog friendly outside.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the east of the village there's some nice trails to follow around Whitmoor Common. The expansive common includes heathland, woodland, grassland and ponds.
You could also pick up the Wey South Path and enjoy a riverside stroll through Guildford. This will take you to the lovely Riverside Park Nature Reserve and Parsonage Water Meadows. You can also pick up the Guildford Canal Walk in the nearby town.
To the west you can pick up the Basingstoke Canal Walk. If you follow it west it will take you towards Farnborough, the lakes at Frimley Hatches Nature Reserve and Frimley Green.

For more walking ideas in the area see the Surrey Walks page.


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Heather, pine and birch on Pirbright Common, looking towards the end of Chapel Lane.

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Track junction on Pirbright Common. A large puddle has collected at the junction of the two tracks. Straight on along the byway to Pirbright, veer right down the edge of Brookwood Heath.

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Brookwood Heath. The sandy free-draining soil of the heathland means that the pond in middle-distance only fills during times of prolonged rain, and dries up almost entirely during the summer months.

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Pirbright Common. with the heather beginning to come into bloom. A great deal of work is needed to overcome and prevent the invasion of the open heathland by birch and other scrub. These and other nearby heaths are the habitat of many rare and endangered species, including the Nightjar.

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Pirbright pond and green. The village of Pirbright is spread out around the perimeter of an extremely large green on which is this attractive pond, lovingly maintained by the parish council. Even the presence of the busy A324 road running down one side of the green cannot detract from its beauty.

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Pirbright Church. The church of St Michael and All Angels at Pirbright is tucked away along a narrow lane leading off the green. It was rebuilt late in the 18th century in the Georgian style, having been in a ruinous state after a fire many – some say 100 – years before. The villages couldn't afford the cost of rebuilding so they were granted a charter by George III to collect from house to house all over England the £2024 and five old pence that they needed.

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The army training area on Pirbright Common. No longer a right of way, the Old Guildford Road (see SU9055) heads south-east through the army training area on Pirbright Common. Thanks to the army's presence thousands of acres of countryside have remained untouched in an area in which land is readily gobbled up for development.

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The Cricketers Village pub in Pirbright with a prime position - facing the green with its duck pond, and the cricket field beyond.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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