News

Sandy Track car park is now open to HCPS members only

The Sandy Track car park is located close to the central heathland areas of Horsell Common that provide breeding grounds for Dartford warblers, nightjars and woodlarks. This heathland is an internationally rare habitat and is protected under UK law a...

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Muslim Peace Garden Project Featured in BBC TV Documentary

The restoration of the Grade II listed Muslim Burial Ground – and the creation of the new Islamic-inspired Peace Garden, opened by the Earl of Wessex in November 2015, is the topic of a BBC One documentary broadcast on Sunday 3 January 2016.

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Heather Farm wetland, walk and café opens on Saturday 9th January 2016

The Heather Farm Riverside Meadows & Wetland opens from Saturday 9-JAN-16. Access the site and new car park from Chobham Road around 100m north of the Littlewick Roundabout.  Wander around the new wetland area and enjoy spotting wildfowl from th...

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Peace Garden at Muslim Burial Ground opened by The Earl of Wessex

In an act of remembrance, His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO, officially opened the new Peace Garden on Thursday 12 November 2015 at the site of a beautifully restored Muslim Burial Ground. The Earl of Wessex was accompanied on a tour of t...

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Heather Farm wetland begins to take shape

Work has recently commenced on the creation of our new wetland habitat on the site of a former mushroom farm in Chobham Road, Horsell.

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Muslim Burial Ground receives Heritage Funding

The Muslim Burial Ground on Horsell Common, located just off of Monument Road in Woking, is to receive much needed repairs following an announcement by English Heritage that they will fund up to 80% of the cost.

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Bedser Trail opened by Ken Schofield CBE

After 3 years in construction, The Bedser Trail has been officially opened by Ken Schofield CBE in a recent ceremony on Woodham Common.

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Plans for a wetland centre develop as Mushroom Farm demolition nears completion

The Horsell Common Preservation Society (HCPS) has engaged The Wildfowl and Wetland Trust at Slimbridge, in Gloucestershire, to design a wetland habitat for its new headquarters and visitor centre at Heather Farm

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HCPS hosts International Nature Camp

A group of international students came to Woking last week to participate in this year’s tri-national nature camp, which had been organised by Woking Borough Council.

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Belties on Grasslands

Once again we will be grazing parts of Horsell Common during the summer months to assist us with conservation management.

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