Southwood Country Park
- Free parking (height restriction 1.9m)
- Disabled parking bays
- Surfaced paths (west area)
- Meadows on former golf course at Kennels Lane
- 2.4km circular walk (west area only) or >5km (west & east areas)
- Links to longer walks incorporating Southwood Woodland
Where you’ll find it…
Find the free car park at the end of Kennels Lane, Farnborough, nearest postcode GU14 0LL. Grid reference SU 84342 54506. What3Words: darling.slurred.sunblock. There’s further car parking on Ively Road in the former golf club car park.
What you’ll find there…
There are two sections to this attractive walk. Southwood Country Park (West), accessed from Kennels Lane, and Southwood Country Park (East) on the other side of Ively Road.
The western area has a fantastic selection of mature trees, lending a parkland feel to this former golf course. As of autumn 2021, works are still being completed, with a great surfaced path being created around the whole route (due to be complete by mid-December 2021). It’s recommended that until planned works are complete, visitors stick closely to marked paths to avoid the works and to avoid several steep-sided ditches.
On the other side of the A327 Ively Road is a second area, Southwood Country Park (East), open to the public, including what used to be the golf club car park and club house. By including the west and east areas, walks of over 5km are possible.
*Update 8th Nov 2021: Please note that ESSO pipeline works are commencing, leading to some disruption of access over coming weeks.See route (west & east)…
Keep up to date with progress and Rushmoor Borough Council’s plans here.