Adventures around Wokingwith PlusBus

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Science Fiction writer H.G. Wells lived in Woking and wrote some of his best-loved novels here, The Time Machine and much of The War of the Worlds. You can see the landscapes that inspired his work, the house where he lived, a statue of the writer and a metal sculpture of one of the towering Martian tripods from War of the Worlds. Woking also has some lovely canal and woodland walks and the original town of Old Woking with its peaceful church and flowering meadows. You can reach all these by bus. Simply add PlusBus to your train ticket for unlimited bus travel all day across the Woking area.

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  • Great for: birds | churches | family | literary connections | mosque | riverside walks | woods |
  • Refreshments: lots of fabulous restaurants, pubs and cafes
  • Please note: researched/updated in June 2023. If anything’s changed or you have more tips to share, do get in touch:
  1. 3. Visit Old Woking

    On the flowery River Wey, a mile or so south of Woking’s modern town centre, Old Woking is more than a thousand years older and includes the remains of a Tudor palace among its interesting sights. Here, you can wander through peaceful meadows, have a drink in a riverside beer garden and see the oldest door in Surrey at St Peter’s Church.

    • How do I get to Old Woking by bus? Between them, bus 462 and bus 463 run hourly (not Sundays) to Manor Way in Old Woking. The journey takes about 15 minutes. St Peter’s Church is five minutes’ stroll further along the road, keeping straight past the mini roundabout.
    • It’s worth heading for the church to get a sense of the peaceful village atmosphere around it. To explore more of the area, you can follow a three-mile heritage trail. Alternatively, head back to the Crown and Anchor pub via the water meadows.
    • Just back past Manor Way bus stop, turn left into Gresham Park Road, through the brick gateposts labelled Gresham Mill. Very soon a path leads right into Millmoor Common, a lovely green area, which is well worth exploring. A short way further along the river, a path leads right again back to the road.
    • The path emerges near the Crown and Anchor, where you can sit in the garden and hear birds singing in the trees by the river. Buses to Woking railway station leave hourly from outside the pub.