Fishing ponds and Glamping in the Surrey Hills – February 18th
Although this is only 4 miles long it has a lot in it. We start from the beautiful village of Westcott and head past some picturesque fishing ponds and a field full of Yurts. From here the path gently rises until we are on a broad path at the top of a ridge. We head down into the valley past some beautiful cottages next to the Tillingbourne river.
Date and Time: February the 18th, 10am
Walk start: There is a small car Park at Holy Trinity Church, Logmore Ln, Westcott, Dorking RH4 3NN. This is just off the main road. If you cannot park there then there is parking in the village.
Walk Distance: 4 miles
Notes: Mostly easy walking. There is one short, steep climb up to the ridge.
Headley Heath has always been a bit of challenge for us. With so many paths we have struggled to find a reliable walk to take people on. So, when we practiced this walk, we had a book, a map and a compass to make sure we were going the right way. The result is a walk with a lot of interest. We start at the main Headley Heath Car Park and head over the rare landscape of the Heath. After climbing past the ‘High Ashurst’ activity centre we walk through a forest of Box Trees with strange green/yellow trunks.
One of the highlights of the walk was a beautiful, wide, grassy ride. Altogether, a walk worth doing.
Notes: Make sure you are at the main car park. This is a large car park opposite the small cricket ground. This is a National Trust Car Park. If you are not a member then you will have to pay Parking charges. Mostly an easy walk but there are some short steep slopes up and down and narrow stony paths. There are cattle on Headley Heath and horses towards the end of the walk.
We have so much to enjoy right on our doorstep. This walk starts from Reigate Heath Car Park. We follow the Greensand way for a short while then head up through the village of Buckland. This is one of my favourite walks with wide views across the valley at the base of the Downs. We continue on the Pilgrim’s way before heading back to Reigate Heath.
Date and Time: 15th of April, 2pm
Starting point: Reigate Heath Car Park, Flanchford Rd, Reigate RH2 8AB
Distance: 6 miles
Notes: A gentle walk with very little gradient. If it has been wet then the Pilgrim’s way can be a bit slippery and muddy.
A perfect time to walk around Leith Hill with the Autumn colours on the trees. We start from the Landslip car park and climb steeply to the top of Leith Hill. Watch out for the ‘Hurts’ – the local name for delicious little blueberries. We then swing through the woods and bracken to the lovely village of Coldharbour. Please note, this walk starts in the morning as the clocks have changed.
Date and Time – 29th of October 9:30am
Length of walk – 5 miles
Starting from: Landslip car park, Abinger Road, near Coldharbour. Dorking Surrey. Nearest postcode RH5 6HG
There is a steep climb at the start of the walk and quite a lot of tree roots and uneven ground. The tea and cake kiosk is open at Leith Hill Tower. A good walk for dogs as there are few roads and fields.
One of our favourite walks, with a real mixture of woods, fields and amazing views. There are some interesting buildings on the route including a working chapel. As the clocks have changed this will be a morning walk, starting at 9:30am. At the end of the walk there is a opportunity to have some refreshment at the, very welcoming, Bell pub.
Time and Date: 19th of November, 9:30am
Walk length: 6 miles
Starting point: Outwood Lane, Outwood, Redhill, RH1 5PW – This is a National Trust Car park.
Generally an easy walk with some gentle slopes. Some parts will have mud if there has been wet weather.
Starting at the main Ranmore Common Car Park we head south to Polesden Lacey. We walk through autumnal woods and swing past Polesden Lacey, admiring the views of South East London. On this 4.5 mile walk we have time to stop and have a cup of tea at the cafe before heading back through the woods.
Date and Time – 24th September, 2pm
Starting from: Denbies Hillside car park, Ranmore Common Road, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6SR
Walk Length – 4.5 miles
There may be some mud in wet weather. Some steep slopes near Polesden Lacey.