TQ2353 : In the rough

taken 10 years ago, near to Walton on The Hill, Surrey, England

In the rough
In the rough
A member of Walton Heath golf club plays out of the rough and onto the green. The track from the foreground is the course of the old gallop, a vaguely circular training gallop for race horses which was used up until the Second World War. The gallop is mentioned in the order of limitation (byelaws) for Walton Heath as prohibited to horse riders, although as it hasn't been used for the purposes of training for over half a century, the prohibition is now somewhat redundant.
Walton Heath :: TQ2253

An extensive area of common land, 202 hectares, register unit CL355 of the manor of Walton on the Hill, now largely adopted as a prestigious golf course. Areas of scrub and grassland remain undeveloped, while the heather roughs, carefully maintained as such, are perhaps closest in resemblance to the traditional appearance of the heath. Part of the heath was taken for the M25, and significant exchange land, formally now part of the heath, exists south of the M25, and not part of the golf course. The heath is owned by the golf club, but the sole remaining registered right of common belongs to Reigate and Banstead Borough Council. Subject to rights of access on foot and on horseback under section 193 of the Law of Property Act 1925.

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Geographical Context: Lowlands Paths Sport, Leisure Grassland Primary Subject: Golf Course other tags: Golf Course Golfer Training Gallop Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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TQ2353, 74 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Hugh Craddock   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 5 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 13 April, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2316 5330 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.9335N 0:14.1662W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2317 5324
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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