Horsell Common, Fairoaks, Stanners Hill

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This walk covers a mixture of woodland and open spaces. It provides additional interest to both motor racing and light aircraft enthusiasts in that it passes both the new McLaren site and Fairoaks Airfield (passing both ends of the runway at different sections of the walk).

A short cut is possible, which cuts down the total length to 3.7 miles but involves walking a short way along a main road.

Although I have not used it, there is a coffee shop at Fairoaks Airport (entrance from the A319).

England - South England - Surrey - Countryside


Cafe, Mostly Flat, Woodland
08/07/2017 - Nicola Clarke

Such a lovely and varied walk.We were lucky enough to see a plane take off and had to make a run for it as another landed just over our heads ! Easy walk but one of my favourite to date.

11/08/2013 - Marion Jones

Great walk. McLaren landscaped and planted, grasses left uncut making it wildlife friendly. Saw numerous butterflies, a kingfisher and further on a woodpecker. The Airfield very busy, lots of light aircraft taking off and landing as well as helicopters. Unfortunately no time to stop at the tea room, but will try next time.

18/11/2011 - Norman Lavender

Following Philiip Wlazlo's comment, the Mclaren area has been tidied up considerably and all has been reseeded. There are plans also to add additional footpaths in this area. I will update the walk when this has been done. Also much of the path to the eastern end of Fairoaks has been tarmaced to make for much pleasanter walking (less muddy).

25/05/2010 - Philip Wlazlo

Note: As of date of writing (19/05/10), the area around the McLaren site has been dug up. Looks like a quarry. This is only a short part of the walk though and is still a very nice route.

23/03/2010 - Adrian Perkins

Many thanks to Norman Lavender for updating this walk in March 2010. Adrian (Admin).

12/01/2009 - Ian Eccersley

Great walk, I'm not a fan but do they use McLaren Park to film Teletubbies? Loved the variety of interest. Thanks

26/05/2007 - Philip Wlazlo

Lovely walk - watching the planes take off and land is great! Good diversity between open land and forest.

23/01/2007 - Norman Lavender

I can now recommend the cafe (Hanger Cafe) mentioned at WP07. It also has a patio area where you can watch the aircraft. If you decide to go there, go into the main entrance of the airport and bear right. The cafe is on the left. If you then decide on the shortcut to WP11 you can exit the airport in that direction without returning to the main road.

04/01/2006 - Stephen Harris

Wow!. What a great walk. Some hair raising stuff walking across the end of the active runway... erm, only runway at Fairoaks. A varied, interesting and lovely walk. Well done 9/10

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