Farnham and its wonderful countryside, in particular the coniferous woodland of Bourne Woods near Tilford, is frequently been used as a film location, including the blockbusters: Gladiator (2000), Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (2009), Robin Hood (2010), War Horse (2011) and Transformers: The Last Knight (2016).

Frensham Ponds provided the prefect backdrop for Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) and most recently The Huntsman, the prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman (2015). Waverley Abbey has also hosted numerous filming and photography shots. Though there might not be any sets left to view, the Greensand Ridge is lovely to stroll upon and admire local wildlife, such as woodlark, the Dartford warbler and even a sand lizard if you are lucky.

All of these locations are free to visit and explore although access might be restricted when they are actually filming!


If you are looking for a film location you will need permission from the relevant authority or land owner. For more filming information.


Image of Bourne Woods © Julian Paynter