Explore Pirbright and Brookwood Cemetery as part of Guildford Walkfest

7th September 2023, 11:00 - 13:00


Explore Pirbright and Brookwood Cemetery as part of Guildford Walkfest
Thursday 7 September 2023
Start time: 11am
Finish: 1pm




Join the Chairman of the Society, Gordon Jackson, for a moderately easy walk of about 4 miles from Pirbright Village through some of the neighbouring heathland and exploring the beautiful Brookwood Cemetery. We will also visit the Brookwood Military Cemetery maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Brookwood Cemetery is a beautiful Grade 1 listed site in the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens located in the heart of Surrey, which has been serving the community since 1854. The 220 Acre park provides a picturesque, tranquil setting. The grounds are divided into many smaller plots by a multitude of roads and avenues that boast magnificent trees and offer a wealth of flora and fauna as well as local heritage. It is the largest Cemetery in Western Europe and the site is rich in architecture, ecology, horticulture and history.

We will start on the Village Green at Pirbright and pass through some of the Pirbright heathland before entering the Cemetery from the far eastern boundary and head across to the western boundary near Brookwood Station before heading South to the Military Cemetery.

With more than 5,000 Commonwealth war graves and almost 800 war graves of other nationalities, Brookwood Military Cemetery is the largest CWGC Cemetery in the UK and is the final resting place for service personnel from Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa, and the UK and Ireland. The military cemetery was established as the First World War drew to a close and then extended for the burial of Second World War service personnel.

This event is not recommended for pushchairs or those with mobility challenges.  Older children able to walk the distance are welcome.

No dogs as these are not permitted in the Cemetery.

This 4 mile walk is classed as moderate.


After this walk you may be interested in having lunch at the White Hart pub and Cricketers in Pirbright.  Please make your own arrangements.

Meeting point: Avenue de Cagny Car Park, Pirbright

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Post code: GU24 0JE

OS Ref: SU 94607 56079

The cost is free but you must book your ticket by pressing the brown button below.

Deadline for booking 3 September 2023.

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