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Riverside Nature Reserve

An 80-hectare nature reserve along the River Wey to the North of Guildford with different habitats.

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  • Car park is located at Bowers Lane in Burpham, GU4 7ND

  • Easy access for all (smaller paths not suitable in winter)

  • Boardwalk across the wetlands with bird hide


  • On foot from Stoke Lock, Woking Road, GU1 1QE

  • Thorneycroft Wood behind the Spectrum Leisure Centre, Parkway, GU1 1UP



  • Enjoy views across the lake and reed bed, bring a picnic

  • Put on your wellies and enjoy a muddy walk

  • Feed the ducks on the main lake - frozen peas are best


  • Watch the cows grazing

  • Go out on the boardwalk and count the dragonflies

  • Just before the sun sets, look for bats eating those pesky midges