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Playground& ramble

This is a great place to walk around, if very hilly. There paths make it fine for muddy weather. It... read more

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Rome, Italy
Nice winter walk

Lovely Sunday morning walk. The cafe was very busy but all staff were friendly and helpful. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Godalming, United Kingdom
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A tranquil hillside arboretum created by Dr Wilfred Fox in the early twentieth century, now cared for by the National Trust. Open 363 days a year with stunning botanical displays all year round.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Hascombe Road, Godalming GU8 4AD, England
+44 1483 208477
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to walk around, if very hilly. There paths make it fine for muddy weather. It has 2 adventure playgrounds for the littles and very littles, an interesting boat house with a history exhibition about the original founder of the arboretum...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely Sunday morning walk. The cafe was very busy but all staff were friendly and helpful. We chose to follow the yellow route which was perfect. Just enough of a challenge with a few uphill sections and beautiful scenery throughout.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank marisa4973
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a first visit for me, I went in for a walk on my own to enjoy a change of scenery. The January wind and sleet took nothing away from the beautiful scenery and views. The car park was almost full when I arrived...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank DorisDiner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely place. Not cheap so take a picnic and spend a while there. Nice walks and you soon all the other people disappear into the scenery.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank julia l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our closest NT place to visit and it does not matter which time of year you visit, it is always a great walk. Activities for the kids and plenty of space to wander.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ronniebignell
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

On New Year’s Eve we thought we’d get out in the fresh air and explore a new NT property so went to Winkworth Arboretum. A charming lady greeted us at the ticket office and told us about the various walks and that there were daffodils...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Intrepidtravellers_8
Reviewed December 18, 2018

The arboretum is a National Trust property, there's decent parking right by the road. It gets awfully busy at weekends, bank holidays and when it's season for something special like bluebells (they're magnificient in this arboretum). At peak times, it often gets so crowded they...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank the_Devilyn
Reviewed December 8, 2018

We visited in October, when the autumn leaves were at their best. We spent a very pleasant two hours wandering the footpaths that snake through the undulating woodland and around the lakeside meadow. The cafe, through small, quite limited in choice, and perhaps a trifle...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Andrew H
Reviewed December 4, 2018

It's a great place to come for a country walk. There are a wide variety of trees to look at & enjoy. There were a lot of dogs but fortunately they were well behaved.They have to be kept on leads. Some of the paths were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Traveller1XX
Reviewed November 26, 2018

great parking perfect for walking unfortunately dogs must be kept on a lead which can be a bit of a nuisance, irrelevant of that it makes for a great afternoons pastime,

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank mary m
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Susan Y
December 23, 2018|
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Response from R1chardN | Reviewed this property |
Yes - on a lead.
October 5, 2018|
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Response from Diana S | Reviewed this property |
For mainly walking, an hour or two is plenty but on a sunny day, you may like to enjoy the views from the scattered benches or relax for a while in the boathouse.
August 16, 2017|
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Response from adventuroushare | Reviewed this property |
The dig or the dog?...yes, dogs can go there!! You can't do an archaeological dig tho'!!!
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krisz K
London, United Kingdom
Best time to visit Winkworth Arboretum (12 Replies)
Hello everyone, When is the best time to visit and see the nicest autumn colours in Winkworth Arboretum? Would you suggest visiting later October or maybe in November? Just planning my trip around Surrey and hesitating which coach to book. Also, could you let me know cheapest bus service from Guildford to Godalming? Or is there maybe a direct bus from Guildford to the arboretum? Thanks in advance.
October 08, 2017|
Response fromkrisz K|
Great,many thanks guys...just a quickie: do you happen to know a sort of "day rider" pass or so so that I could just hop on and off the bus from Guildford to Godalming and then onwards to the arboretum to have a better deal on the buses? Considering that after visiting the arboretum I need to go back to Guildford to catch the coach back to London..Any day pass maybe or just buying tickets each time I get on a bus?