GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Waggoners Wells

1 miles (1.8 km)

This short circular walk visits the Waggoners Wells beauty spot in East Hampshire. The area is run by the National Trust and includes a series of ponds surrounded by attractive woodland.
You can start the walk from the Waggoners Wells car park at Hindhead. From here you can pick up footpaths heading west along the picturesque ponds which are thought to date from the medieval period. There's also a wishing well with a Tennyson poem which he composed at the site. The Tennyson memorial statuein Lincoln shows him holding a flower in his hand and a plaque with this poem.
You can extend the walk by following a series of bridleways and footpaths north onto the expansive Ludshott Common.


GU26 6DT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Waggoners Wells OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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The Fox & Pelican is a traditional village inn on the eastern side of Ludshott Common. They serve good quality food and have a nice garden area for warmer weather. You can find them at Headley Road, Grayshott with a postcode of GU26 6LG for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The woodland trails are ideal for dog walking so expect to see plenty of other owners on a fine day. The Fox and Pelican mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

You can continue your walking around Hindhead by heading to the popular Devil's Punch Bowl. Frensham Country Park and Bramshott Common are also nearby.
Just a few miles to the south east there's the significant site of Black Down to explore. The Down includes some fine ancient woodland and is notable as the highest point in the South Downs, commanding wonderful views towards the coast.
Just south of Black Down there's the worthy village of Lurgashall to explore. The picturesque settlement includes a pretty village green, a quintessentially English cricket pitch, a millpond, a historic Saxon church and a number of historic timber framed properties to admire.
To the south west is the village of Liphook where you can enjoy a walk to the lakes on the pretty Foley Manor Estate before a climb to Weavers Down on the edge of the expansive Woolmer Forest.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Hampshire Walks page.


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Spring colours at the outflow of the middle pond. These were probably built as medieval fish ponds.

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Stone in memory of Sir Robert Hunter for his life long work for open spaces. It reads : 'Waggoners Wells were purchased and dedicated to the public by his friends and neighbours in December 1919.

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Wishing Well with a plaque showing Tennyson's poem. It reads: "At this wishing well in 1863 Alfred Lord Tennyson composed the poem;
Flower in the crannied wall,
I pluck you out of the crannies,
I hold you here, root and all, in my hand,
Little flower—but if I could understand
What you are, root and all, all in all,
I should know what God and man is. "

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Ford at the site. Carrying the minor road across Cooper's Stream and into the car park. A footbridge takes pedestrians past the ford.

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A mass of exposed tree roots appears through the eroded banks.

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Cooper's Stream Valley downstream from the site with river flowing through fields and woods.


GPS Files

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