GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Surrey Hills AONB Walks

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Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Abinger Common4 miles (7.2 km)Enjoy a walk across Abinger and Wotton Commons before a climb to Leith Hill on this circular walk in the Mole Valley. There's miles of nice woodland trails, ponds, streams and great views from the many viewpoints on the expansive common. It's quite a challenging walk with several hill climbs so a good level of fitness is required. View Full Details>>
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>>
Bourne Woods Farnham2 miles (3.5 km)Enjoy a walk around these woods in Farnham and visit the site of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood Film set from his 2010 film starring Russell Crowe. You can also follow the trails south to RSPB Farnham Heath and the Rural Life Centre. The aim of the new heath is to benefit scarce heathland species such as nightjar, woodlark, Dartford warbler and tree pipit as well as species such as sand lizard. View Full Details>>
Box Hill Country Park2 miles (4 km)This park is run by the National Trust and has a number of splendid walking trails to enjoy. There are panoramic views of the western Weald and a riverside stroll along the River Mole. There are also excellent facilities with the Box Tree cafe and shop which sells local produce. Box Hill is located just north of Dorking in Surrey. 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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
Farnham8 miles (13 km)The Surrey town of Farnham has numerous choices for walkers. There's several woods, commons, hill climbs and waymarked trails to try. The town is also the starting point for the epic North Downs way which runs all the way to Canterbury. 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>>
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>>
Greensand Way107 miles (173 km)The Greensand Way runs from Haslemere in Surrey to Hamstreet in Kent following the ridge of greensand rock that crosses the two counties 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>>
Haslemere Circular Walk8 miles (13 km)This fine circular walk takes you around the Surrey town of Haslemere. It's a varied walk with woodland, heathland and hills climbs to enjoy. From the high points you can also enjoy fine views across the lovely countryside of the South Downs National Park. View Full Details>>
Hatchlands Park3 miles (4.5 km)Explore the 430 acres of parkland and gardens surrounding thisred-brickcountry housein East Clandon. The park is run by the National Trust who have devised some fine waymarked walking trails. One of these is the 'Long Walk', a circular walk of around 3 miles which takes you around the edge of the park through woodland and open parkland. There are also lovely views of the surrounding Surrey Hills. 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>>
Holmbury Hill3 miles (4.5 km)Climb to the 856 feet (261m) summit of Holmbury Hill on this circular walk in the Surrey Hills. The hill is the fourth highest point in the county and commands wonderful views over the surrounding area. View Full Details>>
Holmwood Common2 miles (3.5 km)This National Trust managed common has miles of walking trails to try. The area covers 650 acres and consists of ancient woodland, grassland and several ponds. It's great for wildlife with butterflies, dragonflies, deer and a variety of birdlife including chiffchaffs, blackcaps and willow warblers. The common is also good for cycling with a number of flat trails to follow. 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>>
Limpsfield Common2 miles (3 km)This area of common land in the Surrey Hills has some nice woodland trails to try View Full Details>>
Mercers Country Park3 miles (5 km)Enjoy a nice lakeside trail around Mercers Lake on this short walk in Redhill. There's a nice surfaced trail running round the water for just over a mile. Just to the west of the lake there's also two smaller lakes at Holmethorpe Lagoons, part of the Nutfield Marsh Nature Reserve. The reserve is a great place for wildlife watching withtufted duck, gadwall, little grebes, coot, moorhens and greylag geese to look out for on the water. There's also lots of pretty wildflowers such as meadowscowslip and trefoil,oxeye daisy and yarrow. You should see several varieties of butterfly fluttering around the flowers in the summer months. View Full Details>>
Mole Gap Trail6 miles (10 km)Follow the Mole Gap Trail from Leatherhead to Dorking on this pleasant short walk through the Surrey countryside. It's a lovely area with great views of the Surrey Hills AONB, woodland sections, pretty weirs and lots of wildlife to look out for. Keep your eyes peeled for water loving wildlife such as swans, kingfishers, herons, various duck species, and little egrets. 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>>
Norbury Park6 miles (10 km)This large area of woodland, grassland and farmland has miles of tracks and trails suitable for cyclists and walkers. 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>>
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>>
Pyrford Lock4 miles (6 km)The circular walk takes you around the village of Pyrford near Woking. You'll enjoy waterside paths along the River Wey Navigation and countryside trails around Pyrford Green. Highlights on the route include a series of delightful locks and views of the remains of Newark Priory. 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>>
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>>
The Sculpture Park Churt1 miles (2 km)This wonderful arboretum in Surrey is filled with 600 amazing sculptures. There's 2 miles of good, woodland footpaths to follow through the 10 acre site. There's also a water garden with sculptures in the lakes and a pretty stream. The pieces are all for sale so the exhibition is always changing. You can easily spend a couple of hours strolling round the site. View Full Details>>
Thursley National Nature Reserve5 miles (7.5 km)This lovely nature reserve has miles of footpaths taking you to fine heathland, ponds, lakes and deciduous woodland. It's one of the finest areas in the country for wildlife with birds including woodlark, Dartford warbler, nightjar, stonechat, whinchat and curlew. Also look out for some very rare butterflies including silver-studded blue, white-letter hairstreak and purple emperor. In the heathland area you may see reptiles such as therare sand lizard and smooth snake. Rare dragonfly and damselfly can be spotted around the pools and lakes. In the fen and open water area you can see various water loving birds such as great crested grebe, mute swan, coot, water rail and little grebe.Finally in the woodland area you can see woodpeckers, woodcock, redstart, tawny owl, nightingale and hawfinch. View Full Details>>
Winkworth Arboretum2 miles (2.5 km)Enjoy a series of woodland walking trails in this beautiful arboretum in Godalming. The area is run by the National Trust so there are very good facilities including a free car park and a tea room. In the woods you will find over 1,000 different shrubs and trees with many rare species. These include magnolias, bluebells, azaleas,rhododendron andholly. There are also large landscaped garden lakes, an attractive boathouse and lovely carved benches with animal figures. 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>>
Woking8 miles (13 km)This Surrey town has a number of fine walking trails to try, particularly just to the east of the town centre. Here you can enjoy waterside walks along the River Wey Navigation, visit the lovely Pyrford Lock or enjoy 800 acres ofheathlandand woodland at Wisley and Ockham Common. Near here you will also find the renowned RHS Wisley Gardens and the delightful Painshill Park. 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>>

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