Bourne Wood, Farnham

Visitor information

Discover great views across open heathland at Bourne Wood

Located near Farnham and set above a large heathland clearing, Bourne Wood offers impressive views over the surrounding pine forests.

The sand soil provides a good walking surface, and the many public footpaths give great access to the woodland, where you can take in the beautiful natural scenery. 

Bourne Wood is also strategically important to the UK film industry as a filming location. Since 1999 numerous films, commercials, television programmes and music videos have been filmed here! 

At a glance

  • Walking trails

Things to do

Walking in the woodland is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most natural landscapes. 

The sandy soil provides a good walking surface, allowing access to many of the wood's tracks and public footpaths throughout the year. 

Bourne Wood is also next to Farnham Heath, a local RSPB reserve, so there are bird watching opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts! 

To make sure everyone can continue to enjoy the woodland, please tidy up after yourself and follow our dog code

Nearby forests

An autumn view of the cafe at Alice Holt Forest

Wrap up warm, pull on your boots and make it a day for everyone to remember with a walk at Alice Holt Forest, enjoy fresh woodland air and a warm drink. We have lots of different trails and exciting play areas for you to discover, including our unique Gruffalo Sculptures

Wood white butterfly perched on a purple flower

Nestled snugly into the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, about 3km north-east of  Haslemere, Frillinghurst Woods provides a pocket of peace for you to escape your everyday. Head out on the circular path for a reflective walk and make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the range of wildlife that call the wood home. 

Solo mountain biker in a forest

The area on Combe Hill has a dedicated bike park, which is open to mountain bikers, please visit this website for more information and to book in advance.

The woodland offers a network of open paths and countryside views that local people can explore on foot. 

Field of bluebells within the forest

Chawton Park Wood sits just beyond the village of Chawton and within the South Downs National Park. Containing some mighty beach trees, ravishing Norway maples and more recently planted Whitebeam trees, the woods boast a beautiful setting for a peaceful walk along accessible paths. 

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