Not sure where you mean - can you be more specific? Very nice trail with some good variety. Keep the fence boundary to your left and follow it to cross a bridge over the meandering stream. Ill have to come off the junction one day and have a drive in the general direction and see if I can find out anything about it. Regularly fishing the castle during the colder months, Owain had found the carp shoaled up along a secluded treeline. It … There’s a huge castle, a massive moat, loads of carp – and fishing is positively encouraged! “There’s plenty of carp in there and one of my boys has been having a few recently.” It was all the encouragement we needed to head west and meet up with 16-year-old Owain Watkins for a day at the castle. At the next waymark take the very narrow righthand fork, again signed with the blue arrow, and follow this path bending to the right between gorse bushes. You will emerge onto the road. Lutyens is best known for his work in India, designing New Delhi, and also his work for the Imperial War Graves Commission in designing monuments to commemorate the dead, including the Cenotaph in Whitehall. A few paces later pass over a stile to reach a tarmac lane. The walk has just a few short and mostly gentle climbs and descents. If you come from the devils punch bowl going north bound on the A3, just after the road works end, there is a junction, just after the junction on the left hand side through some trees I can see a lake. Never looked round it myself and have no idea who controls it. I did post a while ago, but thought seeing as I have lived here a few months now and actually know the area a bit better I thought I would ask again. Turn off your ad blocker to see a map of this trail. Follow the path with the wooden fence to your right, taking care of the exposed tree roots. The first protects the main entrance, while the second moat spirals out from the castle walls and forms two large pools on the north and south sides. Continue straight on at the junction in the centre of the village signed to Godalming and Milford. They,ve got a few lakes to try. Great Walk the sign for the National Nature reserve is missing on Dye House Road next to the second entrance to Foldsdown House. All registered in England and Wales. At the bottom, go straight on over a cross roads with a wide sandy track. Eventually you will come to a cross roads with a track, and a wooden signpost marking bridleways in all four directions. Registered Office: Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA H Bauer Publishing, Have any of you fished the Wey that flows under the A3 at guildford? I can't tell you exactly where as it's tucked away, it's the opposite side of the A3 to Waggoners Wells. Witley used to be just about visible in the right light over to the north east as you came over the hill from the punch bowl, but I don't think it is now with the changed road layout. Another great walk, very sandy over the common so unsuitable for buggies! At a similar size to Owain’s fish it wasn’t going to add to the castle’s list of notable events, but as dusk fell and the water calmed it wasn’t far off being a fairytale ending at this Disney setting. It wasn’t long until I got my chance to land a moat-dweller, but the carp, which looked like a common in the clear, shallow water, shot off towards the snags and shed the hook. Regularly fishing the castle during the colder months, Owain had found the carp shoaled up along a secluded treeline. Pass through a kissing gate and alongside a disused stile, and follow the narrow mud footpath as it enters a small tunnel of holly trees. Turn left onto the road and follow it as it bends right, then as it bends sharp left, turn right down the lane marked with a wooden bridleway sign. At about 800m long, it is the largest body of semi-natural open water in east Surrey. Another way to get to this point is to leave the car park by the path next to the play area where the nature reserve sign is, continue until it divides ignore any footpaths that cross it take the right fork this will take you to the first way-point. Ahead of you through the trees is Hammer Pond, a large lake. If you were lucky, the big old building that took two hours on a coach to reach would have some water attached to it. Use this tool to build your You could try Kingfisher(?) Perfect for dog walking. “Sometimes it can get busy,” he said, “but usually I’ve got it all to myself in the week”. 845898), Privacy & Cookies Policy | Privacy Settings | Terms & Conditions | Competition Terms & Conditions | Complaints, amazing venues, Wales, Pant-y-Llyn, Adam Fisher, Day ticket, Mountain, Wildies, Mark Pitchers, The Challenge, Fox, Q&A, interview, Harry Charrington. There are two separate bodies of water here. Read our venue guide to Caerphilly Castle here. Continue ahead past the village hall on the left and the village pub, The Three Horseshoes, on the right. Before the morning was out, one of his rods cast tight to the overhanging trees pulled up tight and produced a typical Caerphilly mirror. Turn left onto the grass path between the trees. Turn left onto the village road heading downhill. In Caerphilly, things are different. Bauer Media Group consists of: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, Company number: 01176085, Bauer Radio Ltd, Company Number: 1394141 Pass through the small gate to enter a grass footpath fenced between horse paddocks. Follow the path as it bends to the left in front of the gates, and then a few paces later fork right up the footpath on the far side of the second set of gates for Hounmere House. Sandy paths snake across the Common, then a glorious glen split by a delightful stream, and finally back to Thor’s Thursley. Continue following the path downhill. Go ahead past a metal vehicle gate and follow the mud vehicle track as it bends round to the right with properties on the left, until you reach the road. On the left is Street House, a pink house which was the childhood home of Sir Edwyn Lutyens, born in 1869. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching. Follow the main sandy track ahead for more than half a mile through the centre of the common. Follow the road until you come back to the triangular grass verge holding the village sign. Turn left onto Dyehouse Road and you will reach the car park on your right. Also overlooking the castle is Tony’s Tackle Shop, and it’s here that our enquiries began. Seats were 17.2 inches (440 mm) wide, and had between 31 and 32 inches (810 mm) of pitch. Nothing big in there and the pools are very small. What a place to fish! On the right here on the grass triangle you'll see the Thursley Village Sign which depicts the Norse god of thunder, Thor. Continue straight ahead at the next crossroads and follow the path to reach a second staggered crossroads. Only lake I can think of north of Hindhead is Witley Park, but that's on the right. Go though the gap alongside a wooden gate and out into a meadow. Follow the path for some distance and pass through another kissing gate, which is in memory of the founder member of the Farnham Ramblers. It is a mix of wet and dry heath and provides a rich habitat for dragonflies and damselflies along with many other species including rare ground nesting birds such as the woodlark and Dartford warbler. I think Shortheath had a fish kill quite recentley but there's still the Rookery and Kingsley pond. Turn right immediately in front of the church and follow the narrow gravel path ahead. Photo: Grayswoodsurrey, CC BY-SA 4.0. It includes areas of marsh, woodland and lowland heath. The walk starts from the free car park between the cricket pitch and recreation ground in Thursley. Thursley Common is a 4.8 mile loop trail located near Godalming, Surrey, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. Turn right onto the lane heading uphill. Some sandy patches, but a good level ride. “I’m looking at it right now,” said Tony when I called to ask if he knew much about the fishing there. The trail is … Turn left here onto the wide stone track. What's not to like? After just a short distance turn right onto the public footpath marked with the wooden sign. On this chilly Monday, Owain and I were the only anglers present. A drop-back bite on a rod positioned close to the treeline had me clutching the spool and walking quickly backwards to guide the fish from the snags. The lake’s biggest resident, and most recognisable character, is a mirror called Rip Mouth which has succumbed to Owain’s net a number of times. After a little distance the path begins to descend downhill and becomes sandy. Single hookbaits – bottom baits, not pop-ups – have served Owain well and it was no exception on the day we visited. On the right you will reach Smallbrook Farm. The carp obliged and came splashing to the surface in the 3ft-deep water and eventually into my net. Follow this narrow mud footpath with steep banks climbing fairly steeply uphill. (Note: This sign may be missing, so just look for a gap in the hedge on the left). And it's open to all. Go past Foldsdown House on the left and ignore the bridleway immediately after it. Cross over and turn left walking in the road edge with care. Never looked round it myself and have no idea who controls it. The fish here aren’t huge but there are still plenty of upper doubles and a few twenties. A circular walk from the pretty village of Thursley in Surrey. thanks Lux, ill try and google where it it. © 1962-2019 Bauer Media Group. Follow the path running parallel with the road on the right and you will come to a fork. At around 25lb, it’s a bit of a boilie lover and not shy of anglers’ baits. Thanks mate, ill look on google tonight (its blocked from work) and see if I can pin point it. View Full Version : fishing in hindhead / headley down / bordon. Built in the 13th Century, Caerphilly Castle looms large over the South Wales town and, according to one historian, features “the most elaborate water defences in all Britain”. Its small wooden shingled belfry boasts a sundial with the Latin expression Hora Pars Vitae, meaning every hour is a part of life. H Bauer Publishing are authorised and regulated for credit broking by the FCA (Ref No. Witley used to be just about visible in the right light over to the north east as you came over the hill from the punch bowl, but I … Sometimes you’d spot a fish or two, and then invariably you’d notice the ‘No Fishing’ sign and trudge back to do some brass rubbing overseen by a member of staff dressed as Henry VIII. I can't say I've ever seen it from the road, but it sounds like Thursley Lake. The car park is accessed from Dyehouse Road and has a 2m height restriction barrier. The common is home to a… Welcome to the Itinerary Planner. Oakhanger Angling Club ? If angling gripped you from an early age then school trips to castles and stately homes could offer something other than ascending ramparts and buying bookmarks in the gift shop. VAT no 918 5617 01 The walk follows heathland, woodland and farm paths all of which will be muddy after wet weather. Take the left hand fork signed with a blue arrow. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out. The carp stocks have been topped up at various points and there are plenty go at. There are a few kissing gates and two stiles, the first one has plenty of open fencing around suitable for dogs to pass through and the second is a stone stile which is around one foot high so should be easy enough for most dogs (and humans!).
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