Explore our footpaths
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and explore our many footpaths. Why not join the Pilgrims' Way
or the North Downs Way
at Netley Woods?
Walk our trail
Our circular trail
is fairly flat and perfect for those new to exploring the countryside - discover all our amazing wildlife. Start from the car park - you can pick up a colourful leaflet too...
Near the Roughs car park is a large granite memorial to Samuel Wilberforce, ‘Soapy Sam’, the Bishop of Winchester. Wilberforce was thrown from his horse on 19 July 1873 and the memorial marks the spot where he fell.
Sit and watch the evening sun
Near the end of a day take an evening stroll across the Roughs. Rest on ‘sunset seat’ and enjoy the views looking west towards Hackhurst Farm and up onto Hackhurst Down and Kingswood.
Just for families and the young at heart
Whatever the weather, dress for mess and make your own adventures on the Roughs. Discover our natural play area - balance on logs or climb trees. Are mum and dad brave enough to join in too? There’s so much to do outdoors.
Enjoy a quiet moment close to nature
Take time to savour the sights, sounds and smells of nature in Netley Woods and on the Roughs. Smell the fragrant pine trees and listen to the tuneful songs of the many resident birds. Soak up our beautiful countryside.
Netley's wartime defences
Venture to the peaceful Netley Woods and discover the line of six ‘Type 24’ pill boxes. These were built during the Second World War to defend London.
Venture slightly further afield and discover our small enchanting wood, Piney Copse. This wood was once owned by the novelist, E M Forster.
Hop on your bike