GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Holmwood Common

2 miles (3.5 km)

This National Trust managed common has miles of walking trails to try. The area covers 650 acres and consists of ancient woodland, grassland and several ponds. It's great for wildlife with butterflies, dragonflies, deer and a variety of birdlife including chiffchaffs, blackcaps and willow warblers. The common is also good for cycling with a number of flat trails to follow.
If you would like to extend your walking in the area then you could climb the nearby Leith Hill.
This walk starts from the western side of the common at the Mill Road car park but there is also the Fourwents Pond car park on the eastern side. The large pond is a nice place for a stroll with ducks and geese to see on the water.

Postcode

RH5 4NR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Holmwood Common OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Holmwood Common Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the west there's Abinger Common to explore. There's miles more trails here with good views over the Surrey Hills. You can also pick up the circular Friday Street Walk from the same car park here. It explores the pretty Friday Street Mill Pond and the 17th century Wotton House Estate before heading to the Tillingbourne Waterfall on the River Tillingbourne.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Walking on Holmwood Common - geograph.org.uk - 2386104

Walking on Holmwood Common with bluebells in the spring.

Holmwood Common - geograph.org.uk - 109863

Looking West towards Redlands Wood

Viewpoint on Holmwood Common - geograph.org.uk - 2386086

Viewpoint, bench and waymarker at the site.

Mill Road car park on Holmwood Common - geograph.org.uk - 650963

Mill Road car park on Holmwood Common. This is one of a number of car parks around the common managed by the National Trust. A footpath passes through the trees at the right of shot and leads down to Old Mill Cottage.

Fourwents Pond, Holmwood Common - geograph.org.uk - 25705

Fourwents Pond, Holmwood Common

Path on Holmwood Common - geograph.org.uk - 2386049

Footpath view

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Holmwood Common.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Holmwood Common.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)