The Farnham Great Escape Weekend

So you want to get away from the bustle of work or the city? Farnham is the perfect escape town to allow you to relax and breathe in the fresh country air.

The scenic woods and heathland that surrounds Farnham is a very popular destination for those who enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you are looking for a gentle time walking or energetic cross country cycling - Farnham's countryside is waiting for you.

For a destination so close to London, you will be surprised to find yourself relaxing immediately as all stress melt away as if you were a million miles from the city, in the surprising oasis of quiet rural charm.

Friday

Arrive in Farnham on Friday afternoon and check into the Hotel de Vie.

Between March and September, visit Farnham Castle Keep and explore the mighty shell of the castle.

After exploring the Keep, you can enjoy a guided tour of the Bishop's Palace. The Castle is the former home of the Bishop of Winchester and is now home to the International Briefing and Conference Centre.

From Farnham Castle you will be able to enjoy the views of Farnham Park, where the Bishop of Winchester used to keep his deer. Today, the park is a haven for wildlife and you can marvel at the views of the town.

Enjoy supper in one of the towns many restaurants.

Saturday

Farnham is full of surprises. The landscape with its twists and turns is always inviting and exhilarating. Visit the glorious countryside surrounding Farnham and enjoy one of the three Surrey Hills circular walks starting from Frensham Great Pond. The trails can be collected from the information centre at the Great Pond or it is available to download from the Surrey Hills website.

Enjoy a light lunch in either one of the pubs nearby or in the cafe at the Rural Life Centre.

The Rural Life Centre is the biggest country life collection in the south of England. Over ten acres of fields, woodlands and barns tell the story of farming over the past one and a half centuries as well as every aspect of village and rural life. For information on opening times, visit the Rural Life Centre's website.

Head back into Farnham for the evening and enjoy a relaxing evening meal.

Sunday

After breakfast, why not take a stroll at the Alice Holt Forest and marvel at the park, famous for its amazing oak trees. Explore this ancient woodland either on foot using a way marked trail or hire a bike.

Before departing Farnham, enjoy Sunday lunch in one of the local pubs.