Where to go

WELLESLEY WOODLANDS

The woodlands cover 110 hectares across Duke’s Wood, Canal and Lakeside, Heather Hill and Thorn Hill. Each of these areas is distinctive and linked via a network of footpaths.

If you’re visiting from outside the area, we’re close to Aldershot train station, have several car parking areas, and are easily accessible from across the Home Counties

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Walking Guides

We have created a series of walking guides, available to download as PDF or pick up from the BVCP Rangers and the Grainger office at Smith Dorrien House.

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All routes are clearly marked with wooden posts.

 

Duke’s Wood

This spectacular mosaic of woodland and other habitat has been used for military training for many years and alongside the wildlife you may spot reminders of its former use.

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Lake and Canal Side

Along the canal and around the lake you’ll discover all kinds of wetland wildlife, as well as remnants of an old military assault course.

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Heather Hill and Thorn Hill

The hills are perfect places for a wander and home to a wide variety of plants and animals.

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