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Ash Circular Route is a 8.4 kilometer loop trail located near Ash, Surrey, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 8.4 km Elevation Gain: 167 m Route Type: Loop


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wild flowers

A circular walk exploring the suburbs around the village of Ash, linking the history of transport in the Blackwater Valley from the old railway path to the canal towpath and riverside path. This walk is part of the Explore Surrey collection, published through a collaboration with the Surrey County Council. The walk is relatively flat, with just a few gentle slopes. The majority of the paths are surfaced but some of the woodland paths can get very muddy after wet weather. There is one stile on route (which can be easily avoided if necessary) plus a flight of four shallow steps, some generous staggered barriers and generous squeeze gaps. There is a stretch of about 0.6 miles along a country lane without pavements so take care of traffic here. You will also need to cross the A323 dual carriageway at a designated but unsignalled crossing point, so extra care is needed at this point. Approximate time 2.5 hours. There are a handful of options for refreshments on the way round. There is the Curzon Indian Restaurant (formerly The Nightingale pub) on Guildford Road (Waypoint 1), The Cricketers pub (bar snacks only) on Oxenden Road (just before Waypoint 3) plus The Vale Cafe and some shops in Ash towards the end of the walk. 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.

1 month ago

I’ve lived in Ash 8 years now, And I walked lots, But this walk showed me new places I’ve not seen before, There’s not much up hill but it’s a nice long walk on a nice hot sunny day.

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