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hiking
muddy
washed out
3 days ago

Second time following this path. Lovely, varied terrain and views. Second time however the river had overflowed and the path had water making it impassable (we ended up taking our shoes and socks off and wading through!) Probably avoid the river section of the route after heavy rain.

walking
3 days ago

This was a great walk for a Sunday morning. Very easy route to follow, and if you’re not in the mood for slopes, there are none! Lovely woods and open heathland with only a couple of muddy puddles to negotiate. Highly recommended.

Really enjoyed this walk, took in the extra diversion to see the abbey. Easy to follow instructions and we puffed our way up the wooden deep steps at crooksbury hill and definitely needed the seat at the top!

It was a lovely walk on a dry Sunday morning We went clockwise, it was a steady uphill, but nothing to hard, Half way around there is a good uphill for about 10 minutes that gets a little sweet up, After that it’s pretty flat with a little up and down, In all a nice 4.30 hour walk.

hiking
washed out
3 days ago

Varied interesting trail but the boardwalk section was flooded and impassable unless you had high boots - and then it felt rather precarious as a lot of the boards appeared to be missing. Something to note if you’re walking after heavy rain.

easy, a bit hilly and if you have a dog needs to be on leash for 2 small areas.

hiking
muddy
8 days ago

Great hike and highly recommended, but this trail should be rated easy. There is nothing moderate about it. The trail is well marked with silver arrows directing each turn (similar to the yellow arrows on the Camino de Santiago) and I loved looking for them. The terrain is varied and includes walking through towns, countryside paths, through lovely vineyards and across private fields. It is perfect for a tourist (like me) as the trail starts and stops at a train station. We added in the Box Hill Stepping Stone trail to this route and it added about 3 miles overall. We detoured near the Westhumble Train Station and completed the Box Hill Stepping Stone trail and then returned to this trail and continued to the end in Dorking. I did this trail for my 48th birthday and it was a perfect day and we enjoyed it very much. Only caveat is the trail is muddy in a few places. We were able to get by with only waterproof trainers but the locals were all smartly wearing rubber boots.

Great hike, but it should be marked moderate. The climb is steep up to the top of the hill consisting of mostly uneven steps. The view from the top is worth the effort. The descent was slippery due to clay like dirt which was saturated due to recent rainfall. There were no steps on descent. Also we had to detour and take walking bridge instead of stepping stones as river was high and swift and stepping stones were submerged. We did this hike in conjunction with Mole Gap detouring near Westhumble Train Station

lovely walk in the wood. 5 easy km, very flat walk and very beautiful.

Great walk, hard going at times to get to Leith Hill but worth the hike. Delightful pub at the end!

hiking
10 days ago

Such a pleasant walk. My girlfriend and I came to Leatherhead today by train and walked this trail to Dorking to catch the train home. Such a beautiful walk, lots of nice views and the local people are so nice. Would highly recommend to anyone.

We completed this walk on a rainy day in October but really enjoyed it. Lots to see - J F Kennedy Memorial, Magna Carta Memorial, RAF Memorial and lovely walk along the Thames. A little muddy, especially across the water meadows before the steep climb to the RAF Memorial. Lots of wildlife. Hope to do it again in better weather. Stopped off at The Barley Mow in Englefield Green for a drink - welcoming dog-friendly pub.

I'd recommend this trail, fairly easy and beautiful views.

walking
muddy
14 days ago

I started the route at the Ashtead end, with plenty of parking in neighbouring roads. Somehow I managed to miss the path to the pond, so had another bit of a re-route. Ashtead Common is a lovely area for walking, riding and cycling; even in the rain. I’ve only given the route 3 stars because there are much better paths for hikers, which will keep you away from the mountain bikers and horse riders. The area is definitely 5 stars though, with lots to see and explore.

Excellent autumn family walk.

hiking
17 days ago

Lovely walk through fields and pastures. Thumbs up

hiking
muddy
17 days ago

Loved this walk! Children friendly and easy to navigate. Fantastic foliage colours in early October. Definitely one to do again!

Little noisy from traffic in valley from start of walk but gets more peaceful

hiking
muddy
17 days ago

Great route, steep at first but levels off for most of the rest of the route. First bit will be tricky when wet. Awesome views.

Nice easy circuit of Gatton Park with some fab views. Nice and quiet too. A good walk for a pair of wellies in the Autumn!

really lovely walk Winter and Summer

First part round the polo fields is really boring - much nicer routes easily available!

hiking
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
21 days ago

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