- Free parking (2m height restriction)
- Surfaced paths
- Shady woodland walk
- Historical interest
- 1.2km circular surfaced walk on Bedser Trail
- Links to longer walks along the Basingstoke Canal
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.
What you’ll find there…
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.
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. There’s no information here, but you can find out more in the small car park near the Peace Garden (grid reference TQ 01589 59761) and on Horsell Common Preservation Society’s website.
On the opposite side of the 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.