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A gorgeous walk a couple of years ago but sadly there is a section closed now due to HS2. The walk is adaptable but just not the same. Was gutted to see it

Stunning 360 views once you climb up out of Scorriton. It was a long climb but well worth it. Very dry when we hiked it, but can imagine after heavy rain parts would be very boggy. A few streams and rivers for the dog to drink from. Really recommend if you are fairly fit and don’t mind hill climbing.

Phenomenal trek. Thoroughly enjoyed my first attempt! I’ll be back.

Very pretty countryside when you get off the road section at the beginning and some stunning views. No sign of any mud after a dry few weeks

An easy start to the NDW, with gentle ambles along fields and countryside. Finishes along side the River Wey where you can then wonder into Guildford with some cute riverside pubs to relax with a drink.

Awesome trail from start to finish. Beautiful views over Lewes, Eastbourne and Newhaven. Easy to navigate with the fully way-marked path. Lots of different sections with fields, countryside and wildlife to entertain all along. Well worth saving for a proper sunny day!

6 days ago

Very strenuous walk up the hill quite steep and rocky, a good workout for the calves. Good walk all in all. Wouldn’t like to do this in bad weather as I could see it being very dangerous due to the rocks. I went a bit further to chew reservoir which is nice but the path toward the water is not the best and a bit boggy in parts as I had a vicar of dibley moment myself and was up to my knees in it which made the walk back not the best . Next time I’ll just stick to the exact route!

We enjoyed this trail, however there are some fields we had to walk along the sides instead of straight through due to the farmers not leaving a path on their land. There was also a few overgrown sections which we fought our way through. Still an enjoyable hike just looks like it isn’t hiked often due to overgrown areas and we hardly met anyone!

Repeated a previously beautiful walk, but saddened to see a good chunk of the wall in beside and through construction for hs2. Nevertheless a lovely walk, nice dry paths in the sun- presume could get very muddy. suitable for small dogs.

Great trail and brilliant variety of scenery and views - done in May with dog - dry underfoot - one section footpath/bridge closed but easy diversion just by staying on the public road definitely recommend

Sadly not the walk I remember due to significant land works for HS2. Positives were the shaded woodland sections and magnificent oaks along the quarry boundaries.

13 days ago

Great trail, saw beautiful flowers and a few interesting insects.

Nice peaceful path friendly for dogs and walkers. There is a bridge, so bikers beware.

Stunning countryside excellent paths and very little road walking. It was very dry when we went so conditions were perfect

what a lovely walk and very well written directions. almost no mud when we did it apart from a tiny 10 yard section that was easily traversed. Also picked up some geocaches on the route too. Thanks for taking the time to set this route out

14 days ago

Hard going to complete all 3 Peaks in one day. Tough terrain and hard on the body and mentally. But completed as a group of 3 lads and happy with a time of 10 hours for our first time from start to finish back at the car. Bucket list

20 days ago

Did the Yorkshire 3 peaks in horrific weather, heavy rain and low cloud. I say low cloud because at the top of all the peaks you could see about 30ft as we were in the clouds! It was hard to find the trig point on Ingleborough such was the poor conditions! Coming down the trails were like waterfalls. Some of the last 4 miles the water was 10” deep with no way round. We had no views to look at and it was extremely hard work both mentally and physically. Thankfully the route is easy to follow or there is no way we could have done the walk and we are both seasoned walkers in the Dales. My wife did it again not long after with friends and had very similar conditions only this time with strong winds to accompany the rain! We intend to do it again when we know the conditions will be better and we can get the views which make this walk so special. Took 11hrs and given the conditions that was quite pleasing!! I could hardly walk the next day it took so much out of me, never been like that before after long hikes. So take heed of the advice and be prepared for all conditions, do not take this walk lightly, and pray for sunshine!!

beautiful views but we had to have a look on a map very often.

Gentle 6 miler. Reasonable distance for my wife who has just started walking.

22 days ago

Well sign posted but plenty of opportunity to get lost so take it steady and be prepared for hills! Very enjoyable though!

One of my favourite trails. I park at Saracens Head and start there. I head up to Symonds Yat Rock first to enjoy the view and then follow the walk through the forest and then back down the track to the river to get a perfect mix of views and scenery. It’s a gorgeous peaceful walk.

Really nice trail, didn’t complete exactly as suggested but did the majority and it was great! Some awesome views

Our favourite local walk! hiking boots a necessity if it has been wet, particularly when walking through the cattle paddocks!

1 month ago

Highly recommended for a sunny day but would be a mud bath after heavy rain in the lower areas. Lovely views from high points

Don’t do this trail. Takes you to a dual carriageway and the next point is closed off by HS2 works. Left us stranded on a dual carriageway with no paths and 2 dogs, very stressful.

If you start from Crowthorne the Rail crossing is closed, turn right across the railway 400 meters from the station and left after the bridge, follow the paths up and over and down to the road where you pick up the path again

mountain biking
2 months ago

Haslemere to Lodsworth easy fun x-country trainload via Bexley Hill

Great walk, bit too much tarmac for my liking initially but soon becomes much more interesting and variable once you get into the valley.

2 months ago

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