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Address: Lightwater, Windlesham, England

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Spoilt for the Public since enclosed for Members.

Although there is still public access into the Arboretum, using established footpaths and bridleways from the Windlesham to Lightwater road and using the various motorway... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
ROGER P
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Bagshot, United Kingdom
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Bagshot, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Although there is still public access into the Arboretum, using established footpaths and bridleways from the Windlesham to Lightwater road and using the various motorway crossings the recent enclosure of the Arborteaum for Members Only constricting all access to a few over used pathways has made the footpaths extremely boggy and the new hedging introduced along every path will ensure... More 

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119 reviews 119 reviews
72 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

We visited here for a enjoyable couple of hours, we came here with a different perspective from the others who use to visit as it was our first time. Don't be put off from coming because numerous PUBLIC footpaths take you around and you still get to see many of the statues and follies from a distance:) we enjoyed it... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Understood that it was an attractive oasis in the midst of a generally built up area so as I lived within 10 miles I went to visit. Complete waste of time. The small parking area was shut and locked and any surrounding roads are masked as private parking or are main roads that you can't stop on anyway, so parked... More 

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Woking
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

As Trey has pointed out it is now a members club with no room for new members, what an awful attitude. For some reason they have decided to lock it to make sure members of the public don't become interested in the environment and the species it is trying to protect.. Making an Arboretum into an exclusive members club is... More 

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lightwater
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We have lived in the area since 1999 and have had many years of wonderful enjoyment in the arboretum, taking friends, family and visitors to such a fantastic experience which the Major had left as a public pleasure. Then when the Major died something changed and what was such an open enjoyable natural space was turned into a controlled environment... More 

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Windlesham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Windlesham Arboretum used to be a beautiful place. Now overgrown and uncared for with fences, signs and locked gates everywhere. The trees are very average nothing of any rarity. Save your time it is not worth a visit.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Arboretum is private property & has been fenced off to keep the public from ruining it. It is an Arboretum with some rare trees that need protecting, not for youths to hang around carving their names into the bark or leaving their rubbish after a drinking session. This is not a public park nor a public place of interest.... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I used to come here often 3-4 years ago. Just moved back into the area and I was so delighted driving past the other day, I thought yes let`s go see that little chapel again and the lakes. I took my 2 toddlers too , telling them all about what they are going to see , yeah well I almost... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I used to love walking around here. But now there is nowhere to walk and it looks like everything is being closed to members only. It is a shame I understand that it costs money to keep but is not worth paying a year membership if I only visit once or twice a year. I suggest a ticket system to... More 

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Windlesham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Long time member Friends of Windlesham Arboretum. when Major Spowers owned the above It was a beautiful in all areas. All local residents supported Major Spowers. It was a pleasure to take people and family to see the Chapel gardens. lakes. ruins.. Dog Walkers, enjoyed., Weddings,. Fishing, and Gun Dog training within the grounds. Now it is overgrown , it... More 

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