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“A National Trust property”

Winkworth Arboretum
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Godalming
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A National Trust property”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Winkworth is especially good at Autumn colour time although it's beautiful at all times of the year. Woodland or lakeside walks. Can get very muddy so wellies or stout boots needed in winter. Small cafe only which seems to struggle with weekend numbers.

Visited October 2012
Thank Emily058
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Farnham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Autumn splendour”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

What a well kept secret Winkworth is! I now can't get enough of it - stunning scenery, up hill and down dale, a beautiful lake, plenty of birdlife and wildlife. A perfect day out - and don't forget to take a picnic and sit looking out over the hills. Wonderful!

Visited November 2012
Thank Linda M
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Godalming, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beiutiful autumn leaves”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Colours of some of the trees were outstanding, but they caused a massive tailback on the road from Godalming as they failed conspicuously to manage the large number of visitors who wanted to come on a prime autumn weekend

Visited October 2012
Thank RiichardP
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Simply perfect NT Sunday afternoon walk venue”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

It's Sunday afternoon and lunch or brunch is still settling in the stomach.

Why not get off that sofa, decline the visual extravaganza of Sunday afternoon sport on the box and win some brownie points by taking the missus and sprogs out for some fresh air in the woods!

Winkworth is a great venue for this with well marked and varied trails, an amazing range or trees and other flora and particularly in the Autumn, an beautiful pantheon of colours. Yes it is hilly, but this is the Surrey Hills area of natural beauty!!

Don't get out the car if you don't like a hill or two, the light squelch of mud under boot or the potential that you might have to don a warm coat, gloves and a scarf to get the most from this attraction. But you will be missing the point and a great local experience.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank RColtz
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Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“World Class”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

To think of the vision that brought this place into existence gives you new faith in humanity.

The social spirit that enables members of the public to see wonders like this is to be commended. It is an uplifting experience to walk in this beautiful place. The coffee shop is cosy and serves good quality food.

It seems you can even fish in the lake.

All ages can find something to enjoy here.

Visited October 2012
Thank Lucia-Thiery
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