Ether Hill

  • Free parking (height restriction 2m)
  • Designated disabled spaces
  • Bins
  • Benches
  • Children’s play area and games court at Ottershaw Memorial Fields
  • View point over surrounding countryside
  • 1.4km circular waymarked woodland walk or longer if you link up with Timber Hill & Ottershaw Chase

Where you’ll find it…

There’s a good free car park at Ottershaw Memorial Fields on Fox Hills Road, Ottershaw, nearest postcode KT16 0ES. Grid reference TQ 01729 64152.

What you’ll find there…

A well waymarked trail takes you around the woodlands, and to the top of Ether Hill, where there are benches from which to admire the beautiful panoramic view across Queenswood Golf Course and the surrounding countryside. The waymarking is particularly nice here, with images of local wildlife on the marker posts. Would make a nice nature trail to do with kids perhaps?

An information board and leaflets in the car park tell you all about the woodlands of Ottershaw, their history and wildlife. In days gone by, before the trees grew up, the hill would have been a striking landmark; and records suggest it was the site of public gallows! A rather gruesome reminder to anyone thinking of breaking the law! Pity the poor individuals who made their last journey to the top of Ether Hill!

If you’re looking for a longer walk, why not link up with neighbouring Timber Hill & Ottershaw Chase? If you haven’t been to these woodlands yet, you’ll find it makes a good length walk if you link all three. Just take care crossing the A319, Chobham Road.

If it’s a faster pace you seek, join the FREE Homewood Park Run, every Saturday here at 9am

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