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Visiting and walking in Chobham
VILLAGE CENTRE PARKING
Chobham Village Car park, Behind the Chobham Rider shop, High Street, GU24 8LZ
Open 24 hours
Charges apply everyday until 6pm
One hour's free parking but you need a ticket.
Charges start at £1 for up to 2 hours (50p on Sunday). You can pay on RingGo.
VILLAGE CENTRE TOILET
This is unisex and in the car park. There is also a unisex toilet at Chobham Recreation Ground
This is at Chobham Recreation Ground at the other end of the High Street, off Station Road. It has its own car park and its own toilet.
VILLAGE WATER MEADOWS
This 23 hectare riverside site, criss-crossed with paths and with bridges over the River Bourne is accessed from the village car park. There is a 2.5km circular route with connecting footpaths that could take you for miles.
CHOBHAM COMMON, WOODS & FOOTPATHS
Chobham Common, spreading over 523 hectares, is a stunning, often beautifully bleak and varied landscape., It is an outstanding example of lowland heath of international renown and a large swathe of it constitutes a National Nature Reserve.
The nearest access to the Common is about a mile from the village centre. There are several car parks.
Chobham is surrounded by heathland and open land accessible by footpaths. Another green space is Chobham Place Woods, managed by www.surreyheath.gov.uk with an easy access trail
St Lawrence Church stands at the heart of the village, halfway along the High Street with a history going back to the Norman era. It is Grade 1 listed and is usually open every day, 10am to 4pm.
Chobham Museum at Benham's Corner, Bagshot Road, is usually open Saturdays and Sundays and, during the summer, on Wednesday afternoons. Its website has a sheaf of Village History pages.
CHOBHAM and its BEES
The story is this... during the middle ages Chobham was part of the lands of the great Chertsey Abbey, one of the richest and most powerful of England's medieval religious foundations. Chobham had no graveyard of its own, so feel for the aching, weary feet of Chobhamners who had to carry their dead the 7 miles to Chertsey to be buried.
In 1215 or thereabouts, the villagers petitioned the Pope for permission to consecrate a burial ground around the Chapel of St Lawrence. Permission was given but as compensation for lost burial fees the parish had to give the Abbey a yearly payment of 10 shillings and six pounds of beeswax.