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A charming, beautiful spot

We visited in October, when the autumn leaves were at their best. We spent a very pleasant two... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew H
A lovely place to view Autumn colours.

It's a great place to come for a country walk. There are a wide variety of trees to look at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Traveller1XX
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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
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Hascombe Road, Godalming GU8 4AD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Winkworth Arboretum is a wonderful place. The car park may be full, but the arboretum is so big, it offers a peaceful walk well away from the crowds. Lovely autumn leaves, and super views of the surrounding countryside.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve given a “poor” rating because the cafe and toilet facilities are very poor. There is a notice in the gentleman’s toilet saying they hope to up grade them but Surrey Council are very fussy about what the National Trust are proposing. The cafe was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing, lovely place to enjoy walking on a sunny day with my wife.....large car park with a small shop/cafe which we didn't use because it was busy and line HuGe. Play area for kids and different routes for all fitness levels....will visit again for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 17dragoncat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trail walk in Winkworth Arboretum. We enjoyed the beautiful Autumn leaves and picnic in beautiful sunny day. Although there is a coffee shop at the entrance, you may bring along with your food for a picnic. To get there: 40 minutes by train from Waterloo...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Steven T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s very tempting on a cold, grey and damp day to look for activities under cover but my wife and I found winkworth arboretum a great visit in November. So many cheering orange-yellow-red foliage amongst the grey with some nice viewing points along the way....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

We took the longest walk of about 6.5 k which was great for the views but felt the facilities let the site down. They are improving the toilets but the café is very small for the people who visit. Many of the trees were not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark D
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We went on a beautiful autumn day perhaps a week too early for the full impact of the colour of the leaves. We had a lovely three generational 'walk', the youngest was in a pushchair, and thereby hangs a tale. We ended up on quite...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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bel1921
October 5, 2018|
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Response from Amarone1961 | Reviewed this property |
A gentle stroll around the whole site should take no more than a couple of hours.
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surreychad
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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Anurag S
April 7, 2017|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
That's a bit of a "how long is a piece of string" question, without a reference to the speed of walking. I remember it as about 500m, so less than 5 minutes walking for me walking quickly or 10 minutes at a dawdle looking... More
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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?