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Windlesham Arboretum

Lightwater, Windlesham, England
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Such a shame

This was once a fantastic hidden haven to walk and think and clear the mind. Not anymore... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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I grew up almost next to the arboretum, and met my partner for the first time at the horse shoe... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Amy Dawn L
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15 Feb 2017
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20 Jan 2017
Lightwater, Windlesham, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was once a fantastic hidden haven to walk and think and clear the mind. Not anymore. Restricted to the public footpaths and fenced in like cattle the beauty and tranquillity has been ruined (and not like the crazy eccentric follies). This place was created...More

Thank Patience55
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I grew up almost next to the arboretum, and met my partner for the first time at the horse shoe lake when we were kids. Decided to visit with my mum and partner today for the first time in a few years for sentimental reasons...More

Thank Amy Dawn L
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Over the years we have walked here probably every week with our dogs, we love it. You should definitely become a member, it's not too expensive for what you get and always nice to give back.

Thank TimWoods84
Reviewed 15 February 2017

A once pretty and natural walk tended just enough to make it look loved and the late Major Spowers pride and joy. Sadly Windlesham Arboretum is now left to decay, the grass is now only cut once every two years, trees are left to fall...More

2  Thank Lyn1Surrey
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This used to be such a lovely place to visit a few years back when you could access nearly all parts....However it has been completely ruined with all the areas that are inaccessible unless you are a member. We used to be members but discontinued...More

1  Thank Gail T
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I have lived in Windlesham for 24 years and this was a wonderful place to lose yourself and clear the mind. But not anymore like all good things a great deal of the walks that were avalible are no more such a shame.

2  Thank AlisonSturgeon
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Since we last went a couple of years ago, most of the land has been enclosed by barbed wire fences and gates with coded security locks and notices informing walkers that unless you have paid an annual subscription to be a member of the charitable...More

Thank tiggerb2016
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to walk the dog or walk with family and friends. You need to be an SCT member to be able to access all areas as this is turning into a conservation area - and rightly so to protect our natural wildlife. If you...More

1  Thank Liz W
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Was impressed with the Arboretum, but disappointed that so much was inaccessible, It is a very pretty walk through fields, lakes and rivers and although close to motorway, very rural feel to it. Good place to dog walk, but the wire fencing closing off so...More

Thank linj757
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We visited the Arboretum and thought it an undiscovered gem. It is peaceful, beautifully maintained and personal.

Thank Ann101010
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