GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


North Downs Walks

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Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Abinger Roughs2 miles (3 km)This circular walk in Abinger Hammer takes you around an attractive, elevated woodland area. View Full Details>>
Albury Park2 miles (4 km)Explore the Albury Estate on this pleasant walk in Surrey. There's 150 acres of parkland with lots of walking trails to try. Features include peaceful woodland, pretty lakes and the River Tillingbourne. There is also the Grade II listed Albury country house and the SaxonOld St Peter and St Paul's Church to see. 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>>
Blue Bell Hill2 miles (3 km)Visit the Blue Bell Hill viewpoint on this circular walk on the North Downs Way View Full Details>>
Camer Park4 miles (6.5 km)This is a short walk through Camer Country Park and into the surrounding countryside and woodland. The park is located close to Meopham train station and parking is also available at the western end of the park. In the park you will find 40 acres of ancient parkland, grassland and woods. There's also good facilities such as a cafe and refreshment kiosk. View Full Details>>
Chantry Wood2 miles (3.5 km)Explore 200 acres of woodland and meadows on this circular walk in Chantry Wood in Guildford. There's miles of woodland trails to follow with the North Downs Way passing along the northern edge of the forest (you can see some of this section on the google street view link below). There's a fair amount of climbing on the trails with nice views over the surrounding area from the high points. Look out for carpets of pretty bluebells in the springtime and a variety of birdlife all year round. View Full Details>>
Colley Hill2 miles (3 km)Climb to the 722ft (220m) summit of Colley Hill on this walk in the North Downs. Colley Hillis located just to the west of Reigate Hill. It's a satisfying climb with great views over Surrey to the South Downs. View Full Details>>
Compton Littleton and Loseley Park3 miles (5.5 km)A lovely circular walk taking you to the villages of Compton and Littleton before visiting the delightful Loseley Park, near Guildford in Surrey. View Full Details>>
Coulsdon South Circular Walk9 miles (14.5 km)This circular walk from Coulsdon South train station makes use of some of the area's waymarked footpaths to take you on a tour of the hills, countryside and woods to the south of Coulsdon. The route run for just over 8 miles and is a great way to enjoy some nice North Downs scenery from the outskirts of London. View Full Details>>
Denbies Hillside2 miles (3 km)Explore this lovely area of the North Downs on this short circular walk. You can start the walk from the Denbies Hillside car park on Ranmore Common. There's waymarked trails, woodland paths and great views of Leith Hill and Dorking from the high points. There's also lots of interesting plants and wildlife to look out for. Several species of orchid grow on the hillside and there are a vairiety of butterflies to see in the summer months. View Full Details>>
Dorking8 miles (13 km)A long circular walk around the Surrey Hills town of Dorking, making use of some of the fine waymarked trails which run through the area. You'll follow sections of the Mole Gap Trail, the North Downs Way and the Greensand Way to take you on a walking tour of the surrounding countryside. There's some splendid North Downs scenery and a visit to the popular Box Hill Country Park to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Fox Way39 miles (63 km)This circular walk takes you on a tour of the countryside, woodland and canals surrounding Guildford in Surrey. You will pass through the stunning North Downs and Surrey Hills AONBs, visting a series of pretty villages, historical sites and sites of scientific interest. View Full Details>>
Guildford20 miles (32 km)The town of Guildford has a huge selection of walks to choose from with several long distance trails, hill climbs, parks, rivers and canals to explore. View Full Details>>
Guildford to Chilford9 miles (14.8 km)This circular walk from Guildford visits the 17th century Chilworth manor. It's about a 3 mile walk from the town to the house. This walk continues to Blackheath Common and Shalford before returning to Guildford along the River Wey. View Full Details>>
Leith Hill4 miles (6 km)Climb to the highest point in the South East on this challenging circular walk in the Surrey Hills AONB. The route runs for a distance of about 3.5 miles with some moderate climbs on the way. View Full Details>>
Leybourne Lakes Country Park4 miles (6 km)Enjoy peaceful, waterside walking and cycling at Leybourne Lakes Country Park, near Maidstone in Kent. In the park you will find 230acres of lakes and woodland providing a peaceful location for wildlife and birdwatching. View Full Details>>
Limpsfield Common2 miles (3 km)This area of common land in the Surrey Hills has some nice woodland trails to try View Full Details>>
Medway Megaliths3 miles (5.3 km)This interesting walk visits the site of a number ofEarly Neolithicchambered long barrowsand megalithicmonuments located in the lower valley of theRiver Medway, near Chatham. View Full Details>>
Medway Valley Walk28 miles (45 km)This is a lovely, easy riverside walk along the River Medway from Tonbridge to Rochester. View Full Details>>
Newlands Corner2 miles (3.5 km)This lovely beauty spot on the North Downs is great for walking with a number of footpaths to try. There's several nice woodland trails and open chalk downland with wonderful views over the Surrey Hills. This circular walk starts from the excellent Newlands Corner Visitor centre where you will find information, a cafe, picnic tables and a car park. It's located just a few miles east of Guildford town centre so is easily accessible. The walk follows the North Downs Way and other footpaths around the visitor centre. You'll visit Albury Downs and Walnut Tree Bottom with lots of opportunities to sit on one of the many benches and soak in the splendid views. View Full Details>>
Peaslake11 miles (17 km)This village in the Surrey Hills is in a nice location for exploring the Surrey Hills and Greensand Ridge. This circular walk takes you to some of the highlights of the area including the expansive woodland of Hurt Wood, the iconic Leith Hill and the pretty Abinger Common. The route runs for a distance of just over 10 miles with some moderate climbs on the way. View Full Details>>
Pewley Down6 miles (10 km)This walk visits the Pewley Down viewpoint near Guildford. The route includes a canal-side stretch and a visit to Chantry Woods, before climbing the hill. View Full Details>>
Polesden Lacey4 miles (6 km)A walk around the beautiful grounds of this Edwardian house at Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey. There are over 1400 acres of parkland and gardens to explore with magnificent views of the North Downs hills throughout. View Full Details>>
Ranmore Common4 miles (6 km)This circular walk explores Ranmore Common in the North Downs, near Dorking. It is an excellent area for walking with miles of good footpaths taking you through woodland and open downland, with great views of the Surrey Hills. View Full Details>>
Reigate Hill and Gatton Park2 miles (3 km)This circular walk explores Reigate Hill and Gatton Park in the North Downs. It's a great area for walking with the North Downs Way and other good footpaths to follow. The area of chalk download includes woodland trails and grassland with wildflowers. You can also enjoy lovely views over Gatton Park. It was landscaped in the mid-18th century by Lancelot Capability Brown and includes several ponds and a large, picturesque lake. View Full Details>>
Rochester9 miles (15 km)This lovely riverside walk takes you from Rochester to Aylesford along the River Medway. The route runs for a distance of about 9 miles, along a nice flat section of the Medway Valley Walk. View Full Details>>
Shere9 miles (14.5 km)The attractive Surrey village of Shere is in a great location for exploring the Surrey Hills and the North Downs. This circular walk makes use of the North Downs Way and other public footpaths to visit some of the highlights of the area including Newlands Corner, St Martha's Hill and Albury Park. The route runs for a distance of 9 miles with some moderate climbs along the way. From the high points there are splendid view over the surrounding countryside to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Silent Pool1 miles (2 km)This tranquil lake in the north downs has a circular walkway and surrounding woodland trails. There is parking just off the A25. View Full Details>>
St Martha's Hill2 miles (3 km)This circular walk visits the lovely St Martha's Hill in the North Downs, near Guildford. From the high points there are tremendous views of the Surrey Hills and Newlands Corner. View Full Details>>
Westerham8 miles (12.7 km)Westerham is located in theSevenoaks DistrictofKent, a great location for exploring the beautiful Kent Downs. This 8 mile circular walk makes use of the Greensand Way and other footpaths to visit Chartwell House and Toys Hill, two of the major highlights of the area. View Full Details>>
Woldingham5 miles (8 km)A circular walk from Woldingham train station taking you into the Surrey Hills AONB. The route runs for about 5 miles, exploring the countryside and woods to the south of the village. View Full Details>>
Wye Downs3 miles (5 km)Explore this lovely area of chalk downland and woodland near Wye in Kent. Wye Downs is a nature reserve with several dramatic coombes formed in the ice age. This includes the Devil's Kneading Trough, a steep-sided valley with views of Romney Marsh., the Weald and the English Channel. The area is also home to interesting flora and fauna including several species of rare orchid. View Full Details>>

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