Soldier Lands, GU3

As an ex military site, Soldier Lands offers a very unique setting for film and photography with its rugged and desolate landscape, wartime buildings, derelict areas and sense of abandonment, all within easy reach of London being just over 10 miles from the M25.

Within the secure compound area you can find wartime towers, radio masts, a container park, workshops, a scrapyard, modern office buildings and even a working satellite station with inside access to the command centre. Rows upon rows of machinery and vehicles line the yard; from old cars, jeeps and trucks to army tanks and lorries.

The European-looking forest with its dense areas of towering evergreen pine and birch trees, open out onto open barren scrubland, marshes and heather-covered grassland, where cattle graze and natural ponds and streams form. With extensive hardstanding, large open areas and a network of tracks and tarmac roadways, Soldier Lands can also make the ideal place for driving scenes too.

  • Ex military base covering 200 acres of open marshes, grassland, ancient woodland and evergreen forest areas
  • Secure 7 acre compound area featuring a working satellite station (30x working satellite dishes) and command centre, container park, modern office building, scrapyard and garage workshop
  • Warehouse space
  • Original WW2 towers, WW2 gatehouse and former barracks that have now been converted into workman houses
  • Streams and natural ponds
  • Private roads suitable for driving scenes and forest tracks
  • Over 100 vehicles and machinery on location, including cars, jeeps, boats, jet skis, trucks, tanks, diggers, lorries, motorbikes and caravans
  • Herd of Longhorn cattle


Soldier Lands has excellent crew facilities with its various crew base options and dedicated car park areas. Crew are welcome to use the 20,000sq modern office area as a base, which can also team up as storage space. There are basic kitchen facilities available on location, along with plenty of hardstanding within the main yard to park catering trucks etc. There is also a pub serving food approx a 2 min drive away.

There are plenty of accommodation options nearby, with a range of hotels and BnBs within an 8-10 minute drive of Soldier Lands.


Trains run from London to Guildford station (40 minute journey time). Soldier Lands is approximately an 8-10 minute car ride from the station.

Central London is approximately 1 hour 10 minutes by car.