Woodham Common

  • Free parking (2m height restriction)
  • Parking bays for disabled visitors
  • Bins
  • Benches
  • Surfaced paths
  • Shady woodland walk
  • Historical interest
  • 1.2km circular surfaced walk on Bedser Trail
See route…



Where you’ll find it…

Find the free car park on Monument Road, Woking, nearest postcode GU21 5LU. 200m south of Six Crossroads Roundabout. Grid reference TQ 01472 60130. What3Words: supply.poker.fend. Max stay 2 hours.

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…

The Bedser Trail

The Bedser Trail

The Bedser Trail is a lovely 1.2km, surfaced, easy-access trail through attractive woodland and heathland. Named after and dedicated to the memory of Woking’s legendary cricketing heroes, Sir Alec Bedser CBE and his brother Eric Bedser.

Fancy a longer walk? You can explore the common on unsurfaced paths that extend beyond the Bedser Trail and even take in a section of the Basingstoke Canal towpath. If you take the towpath west, just over 1km into Woking town centre, you’ll reach the statues of the famous Bedser twins overlooking the canal near the World Wildlife Fund Living Planet Centre.


Photograph of the Peace Garden by Martin D'Arcy

Peace Garden by Martin D’Arcy

As you explore Woodham Common, look out for three Bronze Age burial mounds built around 4000 years ago. The best preserved can be seen from the Bedser Trail, near the boardwalk.

On the opposite side of Monument Road, you can take a moment of quiet reflection at the wonderfully tranquil Peace Garden. A memorial to the Muslim soldiers of the army of Undivided India, who fought alongside the British Army in two world wars.

And if you hop across the Chertsey Road you’ll find yourself in a landscaped area with an extensive network of paths, ponds and boardwalks. This is the newly opened extension to Woodham Common that’s been designed to alleviate local flooding. It’s not an official part of this directory yet, but it’s open and ready for use and is something a little bit different.



This ‘Greenspace on your doorstep’ is managed by…

Horsell Common Preservation Society


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