GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lightwater Country Park

3 miles (5.5 km)

This park is located in Camberley, Surrey, and comprises 145 acres of heathland habitat, woodland, shrubs and lowland bog. These habitats offer the opportunity to observe a wide variety of wildlife, birds, mammals, plants and insects. There are a number of fine walking trails in the park, an on site car park and an excellent visitor centre with a wealth of information.
At the western side of the park there are also some nice hill climbs with excellent views towards London and Guildford. There is also an MOD vehicle testing track in this area so take care they are not testing when you walk in this area.

Postcode

GU18 5RG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Lightwater Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lightwater Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There's a good on site cafe selling a good range of sandwiches and snacks. Inside there's also information panels about the Heathland habitats in the park. There's some outside picnic areas where you can sit and enjoy views of the park if the sun is shining.

Dog Walking

The woodland and parkland trails are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see plenty of other owners on a fine weekend day. The cafe mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the east of the park there's more nice trails around Windlesham Arboretum. There's peaceful woodland with follies, rare trees, a lake and lake house to see. You can find them a short walk from the park at postcode GU19 5PA.
Lightwater Park is located near the Camberley Walk where you can visit Swinley Forest, Bracknell Forest and the Tri Lakes Country Park. There's miles of good woodland and waterside trails on this splendid route.
Just to the north you could pick up the Bagshot Park Walk. This takes you past the noteworthy royal residence to the pretty Rapley Lake. The Grade II listed house has been country home of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex since their 1999 wedding.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Surrey Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Hammond's Pond, Lightwater Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1492478

Hammond's Pond, Lightwater Country Park. It is called a pond but it is really a small lake.

High Curley - geograph.org.uk - 166316

Lovely yellow gorse in High Curley at the western side of the park. The top is marked with a boulder. A little further east is a better viewpoint.

High Curley - geograph.org.uk - 166321

High Curley. The woodland track descends steeply from High Curley. To its west (right) is MOD land.

Guildford Cathedral - geograph.org.uk - 1469288

Guildford Cathedral. This view shows Guildford cathedral as seen from the path that leads to the top of White Hill on the south western fringes of the park.

Bridleway to Heatherside Corner - geograph.org.uk - 166307

Bridleway to Heatherside Corner. The white-painted tree trunks show the route across the MOD's vehicle testing tracks.

The Wembly Arch - geograph.org.uk - 1469275

The Wembly Arch. This view was taken from the summit of White Hill and shows the arch over the Wembly stadium.

The London Skyline - geograph.org.uk - 1469267

The London Skyline. This view was taken from the summit of White Hill and the tower buildings forming the London skyline can be clearly seen. I believe Canary Wharf is the complex on the right.

Vehicle testing track, Camberley - geograph.org.uk - 166195

Vehicle testing track, Camberley. The MOD has a complex network of tracks here. They are crossed by a couple of bridleways with copious warnings. All was peaceful on this occasion though.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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