Whitmoor Common Worplesdon
Explore the heathland, woodland, grassland and ponds on this large area of common land in Guildford.
The common is criss crossed with a number of good footpaths. Features include a pretty stream where you can look out for water voles and other wildlife.
The extensive area of open heathland is surrounded by attractive Scots pine, oak and birch woodland. Look out for other interesting flora such as bell heather, ling and bracken.
This circular walk starts at the car park off Salt Box Road at the southern end of the common. You have the option of continuing your walk in the adjacent Stringer's Common. The common is located across the road just to the south of Whitmoor Common. There's more nice tracks through woodland and around Britten's Pond.
The common is located just a couple of miles north of Guildford town centre. You can further extend your walk by picking up the Wey South Path and enjoying a riverside stroll through Guildford. This will take you to the lovely Riverside Park Nature Reserve and Parsonage Water Meadows.
PostcodeGU4 7PZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Whitmoor Common Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Whitmoor Common Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Whitmoor Common OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Whitmoor Common Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Jolly Farmer is conveniently located next to the common and a good choice for some post walk refreshments. The attractive country pub does good, traditional food and has a nice grassy, tree-lined garden to relax in on warmer days. You can find the pub on Burdenshot Rd, which runs through the eastern side of the common. The postcode for your sat navs is GU3 3RN.
The expansive common is a great place to go for a dog walk and the Jolly Farmer mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the west of the common you can try the circular Pirbright Walk and explore the attractive Pirbright Common. The village is also very pretty with a village green, cricket pitch, duck pond and noteworthy medieval church to see. On the eastern side of the village you'll also find Brookwood Cemetery. The cemetery is the largest in the UK and includes a 220 Acre park with some good walking trails.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Surrey Walks page.