By Public Transport
The South Western Railway service from London Waterloo to Alton, stops at Aldershot, Farnham and Bentley. From Farnham or Aldershot Train Station, visitors can take the Stagecoach Bus Service to directly outside Birdworld. If you would prefer to walk, why not Click here to download printable directions (.pdf file) from Bentley train station!
follow the brown and white cockatoo sign boards. 3 miles south of Farnham on the A325. Well signposted from the M3, junction 4. Easily accessible from the M25.
Even if you do have a car this makes an interesting and fun alternative way of getting here whilst at the same time being just a little kinder to the planet! We also have racks for locking your bicycle securely so cycling is also a great way to get to the park. Click here to download printable directions (.pdf file) from Bentley station. The sheet also includes space for children to jot down any wildlife they have seen on route. You may be lucky enough to see deer, woodpeckers, foxes, a whole host of butterflies and maybe even some birds of prey! The walk takes up to 45 minutes at a 5 year old’s pace (also accounting for time to stop and chat to fellow forest walkers) but is very easily 30 minutes for adults. If you have a bit of spare time on the way back you may want to stop off at the Bentley Butterfly Meadow which is next to the station. This site of special scientific interest is managed by ‘ Butterfly Conservation’ and always displays up to date information on what to look out for. Notable species include Purple Emperor, Silver Washed Fritillary and Grizzled Skipper. For more information visit www.butterfly-conservation.org/.
Most of the route is on tarmac or stone paths however the last section is a little rougher and can be a bit soggy after periods of rain. Good footwear is therefore recommended! Also due to the eneven last section of paths, this route is only really suitable for all terrain buggies and even these may be a struggle to push when the ground is wet. Unfortunately it is too uneven for wheelchair access.
If after your day at Birdworld you feel too tired to make the return journey on foot you can always take a bus back to Farnham to catch the train or a taxi to Bentley or Farnham stations. The walk is so nice that you may even choose to leave your car at Bentley station if the train is not for you. (Please note that the car park at Bentley station is pay and display.)