Gogmore Farm Park
Gogmore Farm Park is close to the centre of Chertsey. Chertsey Railway Station off Guildford Street is only 500 metres from the park. The pretty river Bourne runs through the centre of the park. The park is monitored by CCTV. There are plans in the future to offer a café facility from the Youth and Community Hub in the park, but at the time of writing there are no refreshment facilities in the park. There are a number of cafes 10 minutes away, along Guildford Street, by exiting the park opposite Chertsey Library and turning left into town (please see the map). Please take bottled water with you as the tree trail takes around an hour to complete, or longer at a more leisurely pace. There are disabled toilet facilities from April to September in the park which are accessed by a radar key. There are seating benches regularly spaced around the route for rest stops. You follow the accessible tree trail at your own risk.
Address: Off Curfew Bell Road, Cherstey KT16 9BB.
Hythe Park is close to the centre of Egham and is 0.9 miles from Egham Railway Station. There are 3 buses an hour from Church Road (TW20 9HZ), which is approximately 5 minutes from the railway station. The bus stops in Pooley Green Road. Hythe Park is the newest park in Runnymede. The park was opened in June 2009 and has two play areas - one for toddlers and one for older children, a multi-use ball court and a wet/dry wildlife area. An outdoor gym was installed in early 2014. Friends of Hythe Park is a voluntary community group that helped the council design the park and now encourages local people to enjoy using it and take an active interest in its future. They developed the community garden and orchard. There are no toilet facilities or refreshments in Hythe Park. The nearest disabled toilet is in the Hythe Centre, 36 Thorpe Road, Staines-upon-Thames, Egham, TW18 3HD. There is a café and shops at Pooley Green Shopping Parade, TW20 8AS. Please take bottled water with you as the tree trail takes around an hour to complete, or longer at a more leisurely pace. There are seating benches regularly spaced around the route for rest stops. You follow the accessible tree trail at your own risk.
Address: Off Field View, Egham Hythe TW20 8AT.
To make your trail more enjoyable, you might wish to use the following apps:
The Woodland Trust have produced a free app for Android and iPhone that you can download to identify trees. It's an A-Z tree guide in your pocket. In just a few steps you can identify native and common non-native trees in the UK whatever the season using leaves, bark, twigs, buds, flowers or fruit.
The Cornell Lab also gives you a free app for Android and iPhone that you can download to identify birds. Answer three simple questions about a bird you are trying to identify or snap a photo of it and Merlin will come up with a list of possible matches. Merlin offers quick identification help for all levels of bird watchers to learn about the bird.