Royal Common – Ockley Common – Guinea Common – Bagmoor Common – Royal Common

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All these commons are part of the Thursley Common Site of Special Scientific Interest. Royal and Ockley Commons are owned by the MoD and used for military training purposes – hence the instruction on the notices not to touch any suspicious objects you may find lying around. They are managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust.
Bagmoor Common is owned and managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust.

Species include roe and muntjac deer, sand and common lizard, smooth snake, adder, grass snake, slow worm, natterjack and common toad, nightjar, Dartford warbler, woodlark, tawny owl, woodpeckers, cuckoo, buzzard, kestrel, hobby, stag beetles.
Bagmoor Common is more wooded and provides a habitat for butterflies including white and purple admiral and purple hairstreak. The woodland is managed to encourage dormice and you can see the nesting boxes provided for them around Waymark 15.

The first section of the route is surfaced and is suitable for wheelchairs, prams, baby-buggies and children on bikes and scooters. More robust sets of wheels could get as far as Waymark 7. Do leave feedback in the comments section to help others.
Opposite the pond at Waymark 2 there is an area of flattish grass which would be suitable for ball games.
The walk can be shortened if desired by turning left at Waymark 11 and retracing your outward route to the car park, thus omitting the Bagmoor Common loop.
There are no stiles or livestock. Human and canine visitors are asked to keep to the paths Feb – Sept to avoid disturbing ground-nesting birds.

England - South England - Surrey - Common or Park


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Mostly Flat, Wildlife, Woodland
27/03/2021 - Stephen Harris

Walked 27.03.2021. This is a nice and easy walk through lovely woodland. It does get quite muddy during winter so boots a must. Directions and GPX file spot on. Parking is very limited at the start point so arrive early. As an alternative, you can walk 8728 which is very nearby. If you compare the GPX / MAP files for this walk and 8728 you can combine the two for a longer walk, or you can drive to the start point for this one. Lovely walk, well written, lovely woodland! 9/10.

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