Things to see and do at Holmwood Common

Fourwents Pond at Holmwood Common

Leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life and pop to the common. Explore our woodlands and go on an adventure – we’re sure you’ll find plenty to see and do.

Woods and ponds

Take a refreshing short stroll around Fourwents Pond or venture on through the woods. Walk beneath ancient oaks and discover sunny glades and smaller pools.
 
Remember it can be wet underfoot, especially during the winter.
 

Wildlife spotting

Our common is a quiet haven for wildlife, come along and see what you can find...
 
Look out for butterflies and shimmering dragonflies near the pond in the summer and strange, colourful fungi in the autumn.
 

Sensory highlights

Take a moment to savour the sights, sounds and smells of nature.
 
Smell the earthy woodland floor; feel the knobbly or sometimes smooth bark of the trees; listen out for birds - can you recognise any of their tuneful songs?
 

Horse riding

Trot along our network of public bridleways and permissive horse rides - you can see so much more from the saddle.
 

Walk our new trail

Stroll along our circular trail and discover something new throughout the year. At a gentle pace you'll be on the go for just over two hours. Pick up a leaflet from our notice boards or download one before you venture out.
 
Follow our circular trail (PDF / 2.9MB) download
 

Kids’ adventures

Leave the constraints of four walls behind you and let the kids enjoy the freedom of our common. Dress in old clothes and go on an exciting outdoor adventure - run, jump and explore.
 
Dip into our adventures
 

Adventures for all

Holmwood Common is a great place for walking, cycling, horse riding and geocaching. Or take things slower - enjoy a picnic, sit by the pond and see who comes to visit or paint your favourite view.
 

Venture to Leith Hill

Start an energetic walk or cycle to Leith Hill with us. Head west and follow the paths across the common (consult Ordnance Survey map Explorer 146) and then on to the highest point in south-east England.
 
Discover Leith Hill
 

Don't miss

  • our ancient oak trees
  • the viewpoint looking out over Ranmore Common
  • our weird and wonderful autumnal fungi
  • autumnal woodland colours
  • our new circular trail