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WALK No 158
Co-ordinator: Duggie Fairbairn (020 8979 8305)

'Four Horseshoes'
Burrowhill, Chobham, Surre
Thursday 16th.June 2005
Car Park of 'Four Horseshoes'

'Four Horseshoes'

Norman Andrews
Information & Menu details

Four Horseshoes is situated in Burrowhill one mile north of Chobham on the B383. There is a large village green, an old forge, old cottages and the ancient pub. The village pump has been completely renovated and is now in full working order. There is a story that a one time cellar was used as a mortuary so no guessing where the ghost hangs out! If the weather is fine you may wish to sit outside. The menu is quite varied in addition to bar snacks. There is of course also a good selection of beers, wines and spirits.

Suggested route

Join the M3 at Sunbury, leave at Junction 2 and join the M25 at Junction 12, leave the M25 at Junction 11 and travel west on the A320, St. Peter’s Way. Turn right at the roundabout by St. Peter’s Hospital and continue to a mini roundabout and turn left into Holloway Hill, B386. Remain on the B386, bear right and cross the M3, turn left at the next roundabout into Chertsey Road and left again at the next roundabout into Windsor Road, B383. The Four Horseshoes is then on your right in approx. 11/4 miles.

The Walk

With your back to the pub cross the road and turn left and shortly right into Gorse Lane and then left into Heather Way. At a crossing track bear right round the telegraph pole then left at a waymark into woodland. At a field gate turn left and after 30 yds. turn right on a path that runs parallel to the field edge. Go ahead over a crossing track at a waymarked barrier and cross a lane to the entrance to Jubilee Mount. Duck under the barrier and bear left along the fence. Pass a stile and a seat and the path bends right. Just before the path bends right again leave the enclosure by turning left between wooden fence posts. Turn right on the track, pass a waymark post on your left and at a waymarked junction of paths turn left, a vista across the heath now opens up.
At the next junction turn left. Ignore path off to the right and go straight over the next cross paths. At next waymark turn right and almost immediately fork right. At the ‘T’ junction turn right and take the narrow path to the right of a fence that goes steeply up to the hilltop. There are seats here to take a short rest and admire the view. With your back to the seats take a narrow path in front soon to join a wider path where you turn right. The track bends right and goes steeply down hill with the aid of steps towards a row of pylons. Turn left at the first bridleway you come to then right at the second on a track that runs roughly parallel with the pylons on your left.
Remain on this bridleway for some distance, pass a seat on your right and go downhill to a point with waymark posts on both sides of the track and turn left. Pass under the power lines, ignore side paths and go over a crossing track by a waymark post. At an electricity sub-station turn left and walk straight ahead, and turn right into Gorse Lane and thus back to the pub.