GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bourne Woods Farnham

2 miles (3.5 km)

Enjoy a walk around these attractive woods in Farnham, Surrey.
In the woods you can visit the site of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood Film set from his 2010 film starring Russell Crowe (pictures below). You can also follow the trails south to RSPB Farnham Heath and the Rural Life Centre. The aim of the new heath is to benefit scarce heathland species such as nightjar, woodlark, Dartford warbler and tree pipit as well as species such as sand lizard.
It's a nice place for a peaceful stroll with lots of different footpaths to choose from. There's pine woodland, heathland and lovely views of the surrounding area.There's lots of good options for extending your walking in the Surrey Hills. Just to the south you can visit the popular Frensham Ponds with its two fantastic large ponds.
Head west and you can pick up miles of cycling and walking trails in the expansive Alice Holt Forest.
A couple of miles south east there's more nice trails to try on Hankley Common near Elstead. The circular Tilford Walk starts from the attractive village and visits the common and Frensham Ponds.


GU10 3RW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bourne Woods Farnham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bourne Woods Farnham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


There's lots of good refreshment options in Farnham to the north of the woods. One nice idea is to head a couple of miles south and visit The Frensham Ponds Hotel. There's a very fine, waterside outdoor seating area with good views over the pond. It's a great place to enjoy afternoon tea surrounding by beautiful scenery.

Dog Walking

The woods are a nice place for a dog walk and you'll probably see other owners on your outing.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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Robin Hood set 1. Set for the filming of the 2010 filmRobin Hoodat the Bourne Wood in Surrey, England. Bourne Wood was used for the siege of Chalus Castle at the start of the film, and the set includes a mock castle, the camp of the besiegers, burnt-out huts, a battering ram, and a cart. Photo taken after completion of filming.

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Robin Hood set 2

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Robin Hood set 3

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Robin Hood set 4

Woodland Path, Farnham Heath - - 2774513

Woodland Path, Farnham Heath

Bourne Wood - - 317184

Bourne Wood Or should I say "Germania"? This part of the Alice Holt Forest has often been used as a film location. Probably most famously is the opening battle scene of Ridley Scott's "Gladiator". These Scots Pines are nicely spaced allowing room for horses and enough light to film. "On my signal, unleash Hell!"


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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