A 3.5km (2 mile) walk in Staines-upon-Thames, part of which is easy access, taking in Lammas Lakes, Staines Moor, a short stretch of the River Thames and several smaller meadows that form an oasis for wildlife within the suburban area. This walk is part of the Explore Surrey collection, published through a collaboration between iFootpath and Surrey County Council.
The first one mile stretch in Lammas Lakes forms an easy access route with only one enlarged kissing gate and surfaced paths, making it suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs etc. For walkers looking for a longer outing, the walk can be extended (up to 5 miles) by exploring the full expanse of Staines Moor. The full route is almost entirely flat and you will need to negotiate a couple of kissing gates, some single gates, plus two stiles (both of which have open fence surrounds for dogs to pass through). You will need to cross the railway at a designated but unsignalled crossing point, so look and listen carefully for trains before you proceed at this point. Whilst most of the paths are firm, Staines Moor can be very muddy or waterlogged at times. Staines Moor has grazing cattle and horses, although the open access area is very large so it should be easy to give them a wide berth. Allow 1 hour for the main route plus extra time for stops and exploring Staines Moor.
There are public toilets available in Lammas Recreation Ground at the start of the walk and if you are looking for refreshments the route passes The Bells pub at the junction between Church Street and Vicarage Road (waypoint 4). Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer 160 Windsor, Weybridge and Bracknell. This walk follows public footpaths and bridleways which cross private and public land. Information is included for your interest, but please respect people's privacy, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code.
The walk starts and finishes at the Lammas Recreation Ground pay and display car park on the B376 Wraysbury Road, just inside the M25 (close to J13). The car park fee varies by season, but as an example 2 hours in winter costs £1.60 (correct Feb 2016). The car park closes at 6pm in winter and at 8.30pm in summer. Approximate post code TW18 4UA. For help with planning your journey by public transport please visit http://journeys.travelsmartsurrey.info.
The full walk can be viewed and printed via the iFootpath website - Explore Surrey: Lammas Lakes and Staines Moor This walk is also available on the iFootpath App.
To book discount train tickets to this location please visit Train Genius