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Witley Camp in the First World War en

In 2019, Godalming Museum was awarded just under £65,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to carry out an exciting new community archaeology project at Witley Camp. Once a bustling military camp home to 20,000 British and Canadian soldiers and a veterinary hospital in the First World War, the area today has returned to woodland with little trace of any remains.

Created by Surrey County Archaeological Unit, Godalming Museum and the National Trust, this short walk will guide you round some of the key First World War areas of the camp using original photographs, sounds and recordings, providing an insight to the life of the people based here over 100 years ago.

Things to know about this walk:

We advise that you download this walk before visiting Witley Common as there is limited phone signal at the site.

The walk begins at the Webb Road National Trust Car Park. The address of this car park is Webb Road, Witley, Godalming, GU8 5QJ. Parking is free for National Trust members.

We advise you use headphones for this walk to improve the sound quality.

This walk is just over 1 mile long and lasts around 1 hour.

The walk is over some sandy and uneven ground with roots and other trip hazards. Please take care.

Don’t forget to turn your phone volume up when you start the walk!

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