Hawley is a small village on the western edge of the Blackwater Valley conurbation. The name is believed to be derived from Old or Medieval English Healhleah or Healhaleah meaning ‘clearing or meadow of the nook’. Hawley has a village hall, village green, equestrian centre, private leisure centre, a cricket ground and a playground area. Just outside of the village is Hawley Lake, the lake is used for dinghy sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and wakeboarding/water-skiing. There is also a beach on its southern shore which is used by residents.
Schools in Hawley
Hawley has two schools; Hawley Primary School which caters for children between the ages of 4 and 11 years and offers extensive outdoor learnings areas. During its most recent Ofsted inspection, the school was awarded a ‘good’ ranking. The other school is Hawley Place School which is an independent day school comprising a nursery, prep and senior school. There are also many other schools and further education options available outside of the village, in the surrounding areas.
Transport Links in Hawley
Hawley is located close to the M3, about 3 miles north of central Farnborough, Hampshire and around 2 miles west of Camberley, Surrey. It’s less than 15 miles from the large and popular town of Guildford. The nearest railway station is less than 2 miles away in nearby Blackwater and there are local bus services running daily.
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