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Great Bookham Common

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A lovely wildlife area.

Second visit to the common. A great place to stroll and see a good range of wildlife. Amazing... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
Benfleet, United Kingdom
Riding on the common

Great Bookham Common is a great place for hacking. Well maintained bridle ways. A couple of areas... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Nikki B
Great Bookham, null, United Kingdom
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“bird watching”(3 reviews)
“bird hide”(4 reviews)
“dog walkers”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Church Road, Great Bookham KT23 3LT, England
+44 1306 887485
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

Second visit to the common. A great place to stroll and see a good range of wildlife. Amazing butterflies and possibly the best site for Silver Wash Fritillarys. Dog friendly shame the car parking is a bit pricey and you have to pay by phone.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Neal192
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Great Bookham Common is a great place for hacking. Well maintained bridle ways. A couple of areas get rather boggy. But over all you can ride round the lakes without getting muddy in the winter months.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nikki B
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Just live around the corner and o ly occasionally really walked/cycled the common. Now have puppy in tow and loving it. So peaceful meet like minded people out walking. Very enjoyable andvust now at least several times a week.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jayne R
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Do visit Bookham Common if you get a chance! It's a National Trust reserve, with lots of different habitats encouraging lots of different wildlife. Great for families, kids and dogs, biking and horseriding - don't miss the bird hide too - great for a spot...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rickanstis
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Live locally, often walk in these woods. Many choices including around the lakes, paths fan out in a star in all directiions to Fetcham Effingham Junction, Downside, Bookham. Very handy for visitors arriving by train (Bookham) to step off the platform straight into the woods....More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Bookham Commons are a very beautiful part of this area. They are balm for the soul. There is an excellent children’s adventure playground, plenty of dog walking paths, bird hides to observe the wildlife and the ponds to sit and ponder by. If you are...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Smithy87
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Large common with many walking areas with made up footpaths Three large lakes with wild life in abundance including a bird hide in the top lake. 4 car parks are around the common for easy parking. Next to the main line station to Waterloo.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Alan B
Reviewed December 30, 2017

We have walked here for a few years, it is a wonderful place to walk and see birds. Its very good for wood peckers especially in the spring and summer months. The paths are good in most areas but some can get a little water...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Dennis W
Reviewed November 22, 2017

Great for a stroll or cycle , peaceful , good parking although need to pay for the privilege if not in walking distance. On weeekend can park at the station a 5 min walk away, for free

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank robertbeaumont07
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

The common supports an incredible variety of flora and fauna including the rare purple emperor butterfly. There are several ponds and well managed woodland. Lots of dog walkers but be aware that there are deer.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Katzmother
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