Accessibility at Farnham Heath

Summary accessibility statement

Before you visit

Please check ahead for suitability for your access needs.

How to get here

By train

Farnham is the nearest station. Take the right-hand fork, signposted Tilford, immediately past the level crossing adjacent to the station. Keep to that road. Just outside Tilford village it is signed to the Rural Life Centre. Follow those signs. Entrance is on the right after 0.5 mile (c1 km).

By bus

Bus route is the number 19 (Farnham to Hindhead service). Nearest stop is in Millbridge village, outside the entrance to Pierrepont House. Reserve is a mile (1.5 km) away, along Reeds Road (follow signs to the Rural Life Centre).

By road

Take the B3001 south from Farnham. Take the right-hand fork, signposted Tilford, immediately past the level crossing. Keep to that road. Just outside Tilford village it is signed to the Rural Life Centre. Follow those signs. Entrance is on the right after 0.5 miles (c1 km).

Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.

Access to facilities

Car parking
6 Blue Badge spaces
  • Mostly grass surface.
  • Part (including Blue badge bays) surfaced.
Toilet and baby changing
  • There are male and female toilets and disabled facilities, including baby changing facilities at the Rural Life Centre museum.
Nature trails access
  • Wide pedestrian gates - all designed to be operable by wheelchair users. No stiles, steps or width restrictions.
  • Orange route - 0.75 mile (1 km) loop - allow 30 minutes. Mostly fairly level and surfaced for much of its length. One short gradient. Can get muddy in wet weather. Has been used by wheelchair users with a helper.
  • Purple route - 1 mile (1.5 km) - allow 45 minutes. More opportunities to enjoy the heath. Partly surfaced. Stretches with lots of tree roots and soft ground in wet weather. Has been used by visitors with mobility scooters and robust pushchairs.
  • Green route - 2 miles (3 km) – allow 90 minutes. Passes through acid grassland, bluebell woods and heath. Some muddy patches in wet weather. Some steep inclines.
  • Two benches (without backs and arms) on Orange and Purple routes.
Dogs

Dogs and their owners are welcome but we ask that you keep to the footpaths and bridleways so as not to disturb the fragile heathland.