Wimbledon Common and Beyond
|Type||:||History, Country Escape|
|Distance||:||7.4 miles / 11.9 kms|
|Ascent||:||292 feet / 89 metres|
|Location||:||TQ237710 / SW19 5AX|
|Maps||:||Ordnance Survey maps|
|My Trails||:||Add to My Trail List|
Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout movement, lived at the adjacent Mill House for a time and wrote part of Scouting for Boys here. A museum opened in the Windmill in 1975; more recently Lottery funding has enabled the sails to be restored to working order. The museum tells the story of windmills around the world, including early Persian and Greek examples, as well as modern wind farms. An information centre with general information on Wimbledon and Putney Commons is a short distance from the Windmill.
Assuming a constant pace and no stops, you will need 55 minutes to travel the distance and along the way you will burn 308 calories - change your profile.
On the Trail
To view the trail map on your mobile phone go to www.walkandcycle.co.uk/mobile and enter trail code SURRTR0068 or simply click here.