GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Surrey Cycle Routes

Surrey is another glorious Green Belt county with an abundance of fabulous scenery to enjoy.
The North Downs (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) offers the county's best scenery with its rolling chalk hills and splendid countryside.
There is also some lovely riverside riding along the Thames through Staines and Egham- please see the Windsor to Putney route below for more information.

Use the links to view full route information including elevation profiles, interactive maps and GPS downloads.
You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Surrey Cycle Map>>

There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
For more information on NCN routes in the county (including free cycle maps) please click here

For more information on cycle routes in Surrey including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here


Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Ashtead Common National Nature Reserve3 miles (5 km)This 500 acre ancient wooded commonis also a National Nature Reserve. There are miles of quiet cycling and walking paths taking you to woodland, scrub grassland, a meadow, ponds and streams. There are also twoancientScheduled Monuments- a Roman villa and a triangular earthwork. View Full Details>>
Banstead Heath3 miles (5 km)This large open space in Banstead has lots of walking trails to follow. There's also bridleways which are suitable for cyclists. Part of the Banstead Commons the heath covers 760acres with miles of paths popular with dog walkers and cyclists. It's a very pretty area with meadow grasses, wildflowers, woodland and mixed heather. It's great for wildlife too with Linnet, Yellowhammers, Redpoll, Reed Bunting and a variety of butterflies to look out for. View Full Details>>
Basingstoke Canal7 miles (11.5 km)This easy cycle ride follows a nice section of the Basingstoke Canal from West Byfleet to Brookwood, via Woking. The route runs for about 7 miles along a flat towpath with a series of parks along the way. At the end of the ride you can catch the train back from Brookwood or return the same way. View Full Details>>
Blackheath Common2 miles (4 km)This large area of heathland and woodland near Albury is very popular with walkers and cyclists. There's 250 acres to explore on a myriad of footpaths and bridleways. The area consists of lowland heathland, woodland and acid grassland. View Full Details>>
Boxhill Country Park19 miles (30 km)This quiet circular route starts at Dorking Rail station and takes you on a tour of Ranmore Common and Boxhill Country Park.
This ride is easily accesible from London and is ideal for a pleasant afternoons cycling in the peace of some lovely woodland and countryside. The views are lovely but bear in mind there are a few climbs on this ride. View Full Details>>
Chobham Common3 miles (5.5 km)Enjoy a circular walk or cycle around this large common in Surrey. The common covers hundreds of acres and has a series of good footpaths over grassland, lowland heath and woodland. The area is also crisscrossed with wide bridleways which are ideal for an off road cycle. View Full Details>>
Croydon to Redhill22 miles (35 km)Follow National Cycle Network route 21 from Croydon to Redhill passing through the attractive (but hilly!) North Downs View Full Details>>
Devil's Punch Bowl5 miles (8 km)This walk in the Surrey Hills AONB takes you through Hindhead Common, up Gibbet Hill and to the Devil's Punch Bowl - a large naturalamphitheatreand beauty spot. The area is National Trust owned so there is a car park, cafe, information boards and a series of well marked footpaths. View Full Details>>
Dorking to Epsom11 miles (17 km)Follow NCN route 22 on this short route through Surrey View Full Details>>
Downs Link36 miles (58 km)This is a terrific walking or cycling path running from St Martha's Hill in Guildford to Shoreham-by-Sea. The trail is suitable for walkers and cyclists and links the North and South Downs National Trails. It runs for a distance of just under 40 miles on a fairly flat off road path with great views of the Low Weald countryside. View Full Details>>
Epsom Common2 miles (4 km)Follow this cycle and walking track around this large open space in Surrey. There are peaceful woodland trails, several ponds, fields with grazing cows and a wide variety of wildlife (the site is also a local nature reserve). View Full Details>>
Esher Common4 miles (6 km)Enjoy a cycle or walk around this large open space in Surrey. There are miles of peaceful woodland footpaths and a nice off road cycle track. The route will take you to two large ponds and the nearby Fairmile common. The common is a local nature reserve so look out for a variety of wildlife. View Full Details>>
Farnham to Guidlford12 miles (20 km)Follow National Cycle route 22 through the North Downs on this short but attractive route View Full Details>>
Frensham Country Park5 miles (8.5 km)This park is run by the National Trust and contains the lovely Frensham Ponds which attract a variety of rare birds such as the reed bunting, sedge warbler, great crested grebe, nightjars and woodlarks. There are a number of peaceful footpaths taking you around the ponds and through the heathland which includes a mixture of purple heathers, bright yellow gorse and rich green bracken. The park also contains bridleways which can be used by cyclists. View Full Details>>
Gomshall and Hurt Wood14 miles (22 km)Starting at Gomshall train station follow quiet country roads to Hurt Wood and then proceed onto Abinger Common on this short circular route. View Full Details>>
Guildford to Brighton45 miles (72 km)This route takes from Surrey based Guildford to Brighton the south coast. Along the way there's lovely views of the Low Weald, riverside paths and a coastal section at the end of the route. View Full Details>>
Guildford to Chertsey11 miles (18 km)Follow National Cycle route 223 from Guildford to Chertsey on a mixture of traffic free paths and quiet roads. View Full Details>>
Guildford to Dorking17 miles (28 km)Travel through Surrey along National Cycle route 22 on this cycle ride from Guildford to Dorking. View Full Details>>
Guildford to Horsham22 miles (35 km)This route follows the Downs Link Bridlepath from Guildford to Horsham via Cranleigh.
The route starts by Guildford rail and first follows the Wey Path along the River Wey before joining the Downs Link trail View Full Details>>
Headley Heath3 miles (5 km)Enjoy cycling and walking trails in this large area of open heathland, woodland and chalk downland in the Surrey Hills. The heathland is very attractive with yellow gorse, bluebell woods and purple heathers in the warmer months. It's great for wildlife too. Look out for badgers, deer and birds such as stonechats, linnets, meadow pipits and woodlarks. It's a great area to visit from London as it's only a short distance from the capital. View Full Details>>
Horton Country Park3 miles (5.5 km)This country park and nature reserve is located near Epsom in Surrey. Here you will find a rural landscape of fields, hedgerows, woods and ponds of great wildlife and historical value. There are 400 acres of park to explore on a series of well laid out trails. The park is open to cycles with lovely flat paths like the one in the video below to enjoy. View Full Details>>
London to Box Hill20 miles (32.5 km)Follow National Cycle Network routes from London to the lovely Box Hill Country Park in Surrey. The route starts on the Thames at Wandsworth and travels through outer London and the North Downs to the park. It runs for a distance of just over 20 miles with some traffic free sections and nice countryside views to enjoy on the way. View Full Details>>
London to Brighton65 miles (104 km)Travel from the banks of the River Thames in Greenwich to the South Coast on this popular route along National Cycle Network Routes 21 and 20. The route runs for about 65 miles, using a mixture of minor roads and traffic free paths. View Full Details>>
London to Newhaven99 miles (160 km)Follow a series of signed National Cycle Network paths from London to Newhaven on this long ride to the coast. Newhaven is the town where you can catch the ferry to Dieppe in France and pick up a number of cycle trails to explore the country. View Full Details>>
London to Paris314 miles (506 km)This ride takes you along the proposed route for the Avenue Verte - a traffic-free cycle path, safe enough for a child, linking London and the French capital. View Full Details>>
Nonsuch Park3 miles (5.5 km)This large park between Cheam and Ewell Village is ideal for a peaceful afternoon stroll or safe family cycle. There are wide lawns, pretty gardens, woodland and Nonsuch Mansionwhere you can enjoy refreshments and learn about the history of the park and Palace. View Full Details>>
Putney to Coulsdon16 miles (25 km)Follow National Cycle route 20 through south London on this easy ride View Full Details>>
Reading to Maidenhead17 miles (27 km)This ride takes you along NCN route 4 from Berkshire into Surrey View Full Details>>
Redhill to Tunbridge Wells36 miles (58 km)Starting in Redhill first travel south through Gatwick airport (easier and more pleasant than it sounds!) and then onto the off road Worth Way, Forest Way and Sussex border paths that will take you through East Grinstead and some lovely countryside before finishing in Royal Tunbridge Wells. View Full Details>>
River Wey Navigation20 miles (32 km)Follow the River Wey Navigation towpath from Godalmingto the River Thames at Weybridge on this super waterside walk. The whole of the route is suitable for walkers while cyclists can enjoy a super waterside section in Guildford. View Full Details>>
Riverside Park Nature Reserve2 miles (3 km)This lovely nature reserve in Guildford has nice boardwalks and footpaths to follow through the site. The reserve is located next to the River Wey and has a man made lake, a woodland area and lots of wildlife to look out for. View Full Details>>
Winchester to Farnham33 miles (53 km)Travel from Hampshire to Surrey on a series of country roads and off road tracks on this fairly challenging route View Full Details>>
Windsor Great Park8 miles (12.2 km)A circular cycle or walk around the beautiful Windsor Great Park in Surrey. The park includes 5,000 acres of parkland, which includes a Deer Park, lakes, avenues, gardens, woodland and open grassland. National Cycle Network route 4 runs right through the park while the Three Castles Walk runs along the Long Walk Avenue where there are fabulous views of Windsor Castle. Cyclists please note that cycles are not permitted on theLong Walk. View Full Details>>
Windsor to Putney34 miles (55 km)This fabulous cycle ride follows National Cycle route 4 from Windsor to Putney along the River Thames. View Full Details>>
Winterfold Forest4 miles (6 km)This lovely area of the Surrey Hills is a popular place for walkers and cyclists. Winterfold Wood and the adjacent Hurt Wood have many miles of footpaths and bridleways which are suitable for mountain bikers. View Full Details>>
Woking to West Byfleet9 miles (14 km)This easy cycle or walk follows the Basingstoke canal and National Cycle route 221 from Brookwood, near Woking, to West Byfleet. View Full Details>>

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