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“Beautiful Walk in Natural Forest Setting”

Winkworth Arboretum
Ranked #1 of 20 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: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Dallas, Texas
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152 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Beautiful Walk in Natural Forest Setting”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

We enjoyed a family walk through Winkworth Park, a very natural forest setting with a beautiful lake. Though late November we had nice fall color with the red Japanese Maples and some wonderful yellow foliage as well. We sat outside after our walk at the little café and had hot cocoa, coffee, ice creams and desserts.

Visited November 2013
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Horsham
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206 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Easy stroll, even in the midst of the floods!”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

Visited the Arboretum for a mid-afternoon walk expecting only to be able to stroll the higher paths since we have a large number of flood warnings and alerts today (mid-Jan 14), but it was all open and navigable and is truly an NT site for all weathers
We've visited quite a few times across the seasons and although autumn is obviously the most picturesque - for the colours - it was lovely today in mid-winter as it is across the whole year.

Visited January 2014
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Godalming, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Christmas Cheer”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Went on a very long walk just after boxing day and was amazed to find the tea room at Winkworth Arboretum was open! how fantastic as we were in need of lunch. great soup being served, and loads of freshly made cakes, even though power had been off for ages. well worth a visit.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Sarajane B
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Hampshire
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78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Stunning Autumn Colours”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

We recently passed a very pleasant sunny autumn morning at Winkworth Arboretum. We were impressed by the amazing range of different trees and shrubs and the colours in mid November were almost unbelievable in places. Also impressive are the well signposted walks of different lengths and difficulties, including some accessible for those with mobility problems. The car park was very busy and rather treacherous in places after some heavy recent rains. We did not try the café as there is limited inside seating and it was a bit chilly to sit outside. (But Godalming is nearby with a wide range of restaurants and coffee shops....)

Visited November 2013
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“A place of tranquility”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

A walk around the Arboretum at Winkworth gives you marvellous views and plenty of chances to sit and take in the scenery. You can choose different lengths of walk depending upon whether you want to walk down to the lake or stay at the top. Have fun and take a picnic!

Visited May 2013
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