“A taste for the beautiful is most cultivated out of doors,” noted Henry David Thoreau in Walden, his love letter to the great outdoors. We wholeheartedly agree - and believe that the more chance we have to be outdoors, the better our bodies and minds will be for it.

There are endless outdoor leisure activities to enjoy in both the village and the surrounding area, whether you’re looking for fitness or fun. With The Old Schoolhouse’s accompanying court, this development will appeal to tennis fanatics, while there’s also a much-loved lawn tennis club in Chobham too. So whether you’re fond of walking, angling, horse-riding or a spot of golf, there are all sorts of ways to stay active outdoors.

Chobham Cricket


Spread across 1,400 acres and home to over 300 species of wild flower, 100 species of bird and all number of rare butterflies and dragonflies, Chobham Common really is a very special spot. A rare example of lowland heath, it’s an EU Special Protection area and of special global interest. Walkers enjoy exploring both the heaths and the wetlands, which are rich with wildlife. Dog walkers are also welcome to wander the common. In the summer months, you can spot native orchids, including the elaborately violet-hued heath-spotted orchid and, if you’re lucky, the more rare lesser butterfly orchid. Along the other plants that grow here are dazzling displays of purple flowering heather and sweet gorse. Take your binoculars (and a careful tread) if you want to spot the foxes, deer and newts, lizards and grass snakes that also inhabit the common.

Chobham Lake


The Old Schoolhouse’s on-site tennis court is the perfect setting for practising your serve, a quick rally with friends, or a few sets against harded opposition for the more competitively minded. Once you’ve honed your skills, why not head down to the Chobham and District Lawn Tennis Club – a friendly sporting hub in the centre of the village. We must say, they paint a romantic picture of a spot of tennis on a summer’s afternoon ‘whilst the bell ringers at the church supply the musical backing’ and ‘a flock of parakeets fly over.’ It’s a seductive image we’ve found rather hard to shake. You may well find the same.

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Golf Player


The area isn’t short of world-class golf clubs. Chobham Golf Club has an 18 hole, par 69 golf course rolling across green parkland, mature oak woods and lakeland. The club is private members club, which prides itself on being one of the friendliest clubs in Surrey, and guests are also welcome to visit. Just a little further afield are Foxhills, Sunningdale and Wentworth.


Fishpool and Childown are two angling spots just to the east of Chobham, where fishing is supplied with a season ticket. Both the lakes are well-stocked with silver fish and carp, and are, as you might imagine, idyllic spots for a languorous day of angling.

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Chobham is close to both Woking and Sunningdale stations, both offering direct routes into London.

Just 3 miles (10 minutes by car), Woking Station is the most convenient of the two, making journeys into London fuss-free and easily-commutable. The direct Woking to Waterloo journey takes just 28 minutes.




It’s 13 miles to Heathrow Airport from Chobham and takes just 26 minutes to drive, a big advantage for both holidays or frequent business travel.




By car, Central London is 28 miles away, via a route that travels past the River Thames and a number of reservoirs.

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