Wonersh village lies in a valley bounded by Chinthurst
Hill to the west and Barnett Hill to the east.
It is four miles from Guildford and lies on the
B2128 road from Guildford and Shalford to Cranleigh.
The village lies in the Green Belt and is designated
an Area of Great Landscape Value. Wonersh village
is a close knit community, lying in a valley,
surrounded by and interspersed with commonland.
The village has a network of footpaths and bridleways
leading to the surrounding area including the
Downs Link bridleway. There are also paths from
the B2128 to the tops of both Chinthurst Hill
and Barnett Hill which afford outstanding views
of the village and its environs. At the top of
Chinthurst Hill is a tower folly built in the
1930’s, set in a wooded area managed by
Surrey Wildlife Trust.
There are two main areas of common land in the
village, the Common and the Platt. The Common,
on which cricket, football and stoolball are played
provides a large open space in the centre of the
village. There is a modern sports pavilion providing
facilities for the sports clubs and social members
and a Parish Council office. On the other side
of the Common is a well equipped playground, funded
by local residents and maintained by the Parish
Council. The Platt is a rare example of an ancient
meadow that has never been ploughed. It is a thriving
habitat for local flora and fauna and the grass
is allowed to seed before it is cut for hay each
year. As a greatly valued local amenity the Parish Council has adopted a Wonersh Common Enhancement and Management Plan to guide its stewardship of the common land in Wonersh. Protecting our rural heritage is a majoer commitment of the Parish Council and Waverley Borough Council. We hope you willl find the attached guidance>> about access tracks across the common land helpful.
In addition to the common land is Wonersh Church
Green, a quiet area of grass and trees, surrounded
by old walls and a distinctive, arched gatehouse.
It is the site of the original Wonersh House.
The land was acquired for the village by Mrs Cook
and is managed and maintained by a charitable
trust administered by trustees with close associations
with the village. The gatehouse is home to a colony
of protected bats.
Wonersh has two churches, two halls, a village
shop and post office, a pub and two nursery schools,
all of which help contribute to the active life
of the village. There are also a number of clubs
and societies which run in the village.