Runfold Ridge

  • Free parking (2m height restriction)
  • Bins
  • Benches and a picnic table
  • Grassy paths
  • Hillside location with historic pillbox
  • Meadows with panoramic views over the Blackwater Valley area
  • 2km circular walk
  • Links to the Christmas Pie Trail, the Pilgrims’ Way, the North Downs Way and the National Cycle Network route 22
See route…



Where you’ll find it…

Find the free car park on Tongham Road past The Packhouse antiques centre. Nearest postcode GU10 1PJ. Grid reference SU 87437 48189. What3Words: looked.dame.gravel. Car park open 6am to 8pm.

If you follow the narrow lane past The Packhouse antiques centre and past Christmas Pie Barns & Porter’s Barn, you’ll come to the dedicated car park, with plenty of turning space. Don’t be put off by the narrow lane, it goes to a nice car park.

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

What you’ll find there…

Former arable fields on the northern slopes of the Hog’s Back, a ridge that forms the western end of the North Downs. From here you have unrivalled views across the Blackwater Valley and surrounding area. Being close to the A31, there is some road noise, but what it lacks in tranquillity, it makes up for with scenery. Sitting on the bench atop the Chalk ridge there are great views looking north up the Blackwater Valley, including Aldershot and the surrounding countryside. It’s an ideal spot to sit, relax and see what you can find with the aid of the panoramic interpretation board (What3Words: On a clear day you can see the pylon at Old Dean Common in Bagshot, over 9 miles away.

If you’d like a longer walk, it’s easy to link this walk with Ash Green Meadows, via the Christmas Pie Trail. It’s not well signposted, but it’s easy to find and there’s a pedestrian crossing to take you safely across the busy junction with the A31.



This ‘Greenspace on your doorstep’ is managed by…

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