Effingham Common

  • Only very limited free parking
  • Bench
  • Accessible by train – Effingham Junction station
  • Two nice ponds
  • Open meadows, with great view from the highest point
  • 3.3km walk through meadows on unsurfaced paths
See route…



Where you’ll find it…

Pedestrian-only entrances from East Horsley, including one on Heath Way KT24 5EY. Grid reference TQ 10045 55104. What3Words: admits.town.cover. And also at the top of Heath View KT24 5EE. Grid reference TQ 10060 54507. What3Words: robot.trees.paths.

It’s also possible to arrive via Effingham Junction train station. And there’s a small amount of free parking for 2 or 3 cars in a layby on the lane called Effingham Common, that leads to Effingham Cricket Club. Nearest postcode KT24 5JE. Grid reference TQ 10669 55375. What3Words: played.nature.stuff.

N.B. We’ve given the nearest postcodes, but recommend using the links to look up the exact locations. The centre of a postcode may be up to half a mile from your destination.

What you’ll find there…

Be sure to make your way up to the highest point, it’s a forgivingly gentle slope. Well worth the effort for the far reaching view.

On your way you’ll encounter two lovely ponds and, depending on the season, you might be lucky enough to hear the resident Skylarks singing above you. The soundtrack of summer and, sadly, a sound that’s getting rarer. To help protect these birds, dogs should be kept to the paths during the breeding season (May to August).

Note: Dogs on paths please to protect nesting Skylarks. It can be wet here in winter, and after prolonged rain, so it’s worth bringing wellies.



This ‘Greenspace on your doorstep’ is managed by…

Guildford Borough Council


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