- Free parking
- Surfaced paths and boardwalks
- Open meadows bordering the River Bourne
- Designed to be dog-friendly
- Tap and dog-wash area
- Circular walk up to 3.3km depending on which paths you explore
Where you’ll find it…
The large free car park is sign-posted off the Chobham Road (A3046) between Chobham and Woking, at postcode GU21 4XY. Grid reference SU 99407 60599.
What you’ll find there…
Lovely Heather Farm is a welcoming place. Specifically designed to be dog-friendly, it features 25 hectares of attractive meadows and wetlands along the River Bourne. Since officially opening to the public in January 2016, it has grown in popularity to become a sociable and friendly place to take a stroll or exercise your four-legged friend. In hot weather, the river is a real bonus, with the ford proving a much appreciated cooling off spot! And in less ideal conditions, there’s a dog-wash for hosing down your muddy pooch! We’ve even noticed that the water from the dog-wash tap can be slightly warm…First lucky dog of the day gets a nice warm wash due to the close proximity of the tap to a hot water pipe!
As you head out from the car park, look out over the Heather Farm Wetland area. The site of a former mushroom factory, it’s been cleverly landscaped to create a heaven for wildlife (no dogs in the wetland area please).
And don’t leave without trying the goodies at the Heather Farm Café. Dog-friendly and with toilet facilities.
Update August 2020: Horsell Common Preservation Society have been busy over lockdown! The car park has been extended to include 57 extra spaces. Three new spaces for disabled visitors (in addition to the three already in use) have been marked out close to the café. And there have been improvements to the footpaths at the far end of the circular walk, where paths have been raised up to keep them drier over winter.