Brooklands Community Park
- Free parking (2.1m height restriction)
- Public toilets
- Surfaced paths
- Open meadows and riverside walk
- Children’s play areas, basketball court & skateboard park
- Unique place in motor racing and aviation history
- 1.5km circular walk
Where you’ll find it…
Large free car park on Sopwith Drive, Weybridge, nearest postcode KT13 0XF. Grid reference TQ 06523 61616. What3Words: hugs.regime.digit. Find it just off the roundabout, near the large Tesco Extra on Barnes Wallis Drive. The car park is open Mon to Friday from 7:30am, and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from 9:00am. Closing times vary throughout the year and are displayed on notices in the car park.
N.B. We’ve given the nearest postcode, but recommend using the links to look up the exact location. The centre of a postcode may be up to half a mile from your destination.
What you’ll find there…
Brooklands Community Park is quite unique. The birthplace of British motor sport, where in 1907, wealthy landowner Hugh Locke King built the world’s first purpose-built circuit and hosted the first British Grand Prix. Impressive sections of the banked track remain intact here and on neighbouring Barnes Wallis Drive. For anyone interested in motor racing it’s a must.
And if you’re interested in aviation or wartime history, you’ll know immediately, from parking instructions above, that aviation history has also been made here! Many Sopwith planes were developed and flown here, and Barnes Wallis designed his famous “bouncing” bomb, right here at Brooklands. Find out all about this amazing history in the neighbouring Brooklands Museum.
As you’d expect from a former airfield and racing track, this is a large, open space, criss-crossed with tarmac tracks that are popular with walkers, runners and families. A great place for youngsters to hone their cycling skills!
The grassland habitat here is home to all sorts of wildlife, including many species of bees and butterflies, attracted by a profusion of wildflowers in the spring and summer. Look out for beauties such as the small copper and common blue butterflies, which are not your common-or-garden species.