Best trails in Shere, Surrey

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Looking for a great trail near Shere, Surrey? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in South Downs National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Windsor Great Park or Lullingstone Country Park. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Shere ranging from 4.7 to 9.1 miles and from 226 to 872 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Shere, Surrey
Top trails (12)
#1 - Silent Pool and Saint Martha's Hill Circular
Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
A circular walk in the Surrey Hills, visiting a number of popular attractions including Silent Pool, a stretch of the North Downs Way, Newlands Corner and St Martha's Hill and offering superb views. This walk is published through a collaboration with the Surrey County Council. The walk has several climbs and descents throughout, including a steep climb up to the top of the North Downs. Several of the paths can be muddy and some of the chalk slopes can be very slippery when wet so good boots are a must (or wellingtons with grips in the winter months). You will need to negotiate some steps, one kissing gate and two stiles (both of which have open fence surrounds for dogs to pass through). There is just one field, at the end, that may be holding livestock with the rest of the route following paths through heath and woodland. The route crosses two busy roads so take particular care at these points. Allow 3 hours. There are public toilets and refreshment available at Newlands Corner (waypoint 2). Albury Vineyard is located alongside the car park at the start and end of the walk and offers wine tasting on most Saturdays (check the vineyard website for details). Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer 145 Guildford and Farnham. This walk follows public footpaths and bridleways which cross private and public land. Information is included for your interest, but please respect people's privacy, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code.Show more
#2 - Hurt Wood, Holmbury Hill, Pitch Hill, and Winterfold Wood Circular
Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 4 h 54 m
A lovely trail taking in local peaks and lovely sights and sounds. The terrain is varied and includes woodland and the path is shared by walkers, runners and cyclists alike. It is also possible to set off counterclockwise from the car park meaning you have the spectacular panoramic views to look forward to in the latter stages of the trail. Show more
#3 - The Dabbling Duck Shere and Peaslake Walk
Shere, Surrey, England
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 42 m
A circular walk from the Dabbling Duck cafe in Shere, Surrey. The Dabbling Duck is a great place to meet up for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea. The welcome is warm and the food is a treat. The walking route follows long stretches of beautiful ancient lanes which criss-cross this area of the Surrey Hills. You'll pass through sections of heath and woodland with the opportunity to see plenty of wildlife and enjoy views across the landscape. The walk has many fairly gentle climbs and descents throughout plus just a couple of short, more challenging gradients. The vast majority of the route follows ancient lanes which are fairly wide, but are rocky and uneven, and can be muddy in winter. There are no stiles on route, just a handful of gates including one kissing gate. You will need to cross the rail line at one point, using an un-signalled crossing, so take particular care here, especially with children and dogs. Allow 3 to 4 hours. Show more
#4 - The Dabbling Duck Shere and Albury Walk
Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
A circular walk from the Dabbling Duck cafe in Shere, Surrey. The Dabbling Duck is a great place to meet up for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea. The welcome is warm and the food is a treat. The walking route explores large sections of the adjacent Albury Estate taking in pastures, woodland, Albury village, heathland and the formal park with chance to enjoy great views across the rolling hills. The route includes several climbs and descents throughout. Whilst most of the paths are generally firm, some sections can get quite muddy after periods of rain and in winter. You will need to negotiate several kissing gates plus two stiles (both of which have gaps in the fencing alongside, which should be suitable for most dogs to squeeze through). Two of the pastures you cross are likely to be holding cattle so take care with dogs. Approximate time 2 to 2.5 hours. Show more
#5 - Holmbury and Pitch Hill Circular
Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 38 m
Fantastic walk in woodland with some good hills but nothing too taxing. Be aware that en route there are roots (excuse the pun) on the ground so footing is a bit more challenging at times. Also be aware that there are bikers so stay alert. There is wildlife too, such as deer, so be respectful of their home, the woodland itself. Please note that the trail is shared by mountain bikers and hikers, be mindful of each other. Show more
#6 - The Lovelace Bridges of Horsley
Shere, Surrey, England
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
The Earl of Lovelace built these notable bridges in the woods around Horsley to facilitate the transport of timber by horsecart from his forest to the dept. Of the original fifteen bridges ten are still intact. This walk takes in the nine bridges on public view in an attractive circular route. The walk begins at the Sheepleas green dene car park Near East Horsley , 200m north of KT24 5TA With your back to the road take the path to the far right-hand right of the car park and follow the sign with white arrow and white background. Follow trail as recorded. The walk is very muddy in the winter months so good pair of boots needed. Enjoy the trail Show more
#7 - Dabbling Duck Shere Village Trail
Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 41 m
A circular walk from the Dabbling Duck cafe in Shere, Surrey. The Dabbling Duck is a great place to meet up for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea. The welcome is warm and the food is a treat. The walking route explores the beautiful village of Shere giving you an opportunity to appreciate what makes the village such a sought after residential location and such an attraction for tourists and visitors. Along the way you'll be able to enjoy the many historic cottages, the river and ford, the pretty shops and ancient church plus learn more about the history that has shaped the village. The walk follows mainly well-made stone and tarmac paths and pavements. One short section by the ford can be a little softer underfoot but this can be excluded from the walk if necessary. There are a few gentle climbs and descents. The pavements can be quite narrow in places (so take care with children and dogs) and you will need to negotiate two kissing gates and a few single gates (the kissing gates can also be excluded if necessary). Allow 30 to 60 minutes. Show more
#8 - Gomshall to Guildford
Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 6 m
#9 - Abinger Hammer Clock and Paddington Farm
Shere, Surrey, England
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 59 m
#10 - Ducks and Hens: The Shere and Shamley Green Cafe Walk
Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
A linear walk from the Dabbling Duck Cafe in Shere to the Speckledy Hen Cafe in Shamley Green, Surrey. At these two sister cafes the welcome is warm and the food is a treat. If you time your walk correctly you'll be able to have breakfast in Shere and then lunch in Shamley Green a perfect day out. The walking route follows a lovely journey through the Albury Park Estate and Blackheath Forest, a large area of lowland heath and pine forest which is home to a wide range of wildlife. NOTE: As this is a linear walk you will need to use two cars or arrange to travel by public transport see the Getting There section for details. Whilst the Dabbling Duck is open seven days a week, the Speckledy Hen cafe is open Monday to Saturdays so you will need to make separate lunch arrangements on Sundays. The route has several climbs and descents throughout. The paths through the heath, whilst firm for the most part, can get very muddy in the lower/shaded paths and bridleways so good boots are a must. There are several kissing gates to negotiate but no stiles. You are likely to come across several horse riders using the bridleways so take care with dogs. The paths within the heath/forest can be confusing so pay particular attention to the instructions. Allow 2.5 to 3 hours (plus extra time for the transport connections). Show more
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