Banstead Countryside Walk

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Banstead Countryside Walk is a 8.0 kilometer loop trail located near Banstead, Surrey, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and bird watching.

Distance: 8.0 km Elevation Gain: 258 m Route Type: Loop

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A circular walk around the Banstead countryside, close to Chipstead in Surrey. This beautiful route follows paths through chalk grassland, mixed woodlands and open farmland, all rich habitats for a range of wildlife and flowers. Several of the woodlands are filled with bluebells in the late spring and the chalk grasslands are home to rare plants such as greater yellow rattle and orchids. This walk is published through a collaboration with Surrey County Council. The walking route includes climbs and descents (some of which are quite steep) throughout and follows a mixture of field, woodland and grassland paths. There are many intersecting paths in parts of the commons, so the app's live GPS map will be the best tool to aid navigation. Some stretches can get muddy and slippery after periods of rain and in winter, so good boots are a must (or wellies with grips in the winter months). You will need to negotiate several kissing gates and bridle gates plus some steps, but there are no stiles or livestock on route. There is no road walking involved, but there are a couple of road crossings that need care. Allow 3 hours. There are no refreshments or other facilities directly on route, but you will find The Ramblers Rest on Outwood Lane, just a short drive from the car park. The area is covered by Ordnance Survey Map Explorer 146 Dorking, Box Hill and Reigate. 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.

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16 days ago

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

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1 month ago

Solid trail with a mixture of different environments, through woodlands and field there is about a mile long gravel stone with hedges either side which wasn’t he most exciting and couple of busy roads to cross hence the 4 star rating. Still those are minor details on the whole good.

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5 months ago

Lovely walk through the woods, the bluebells were fabulous. Trail difficult to navigate at times, definately need the Alltrails app.

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5 months ago

Relaxing walk away from the hustle and bustle. Beautiful stroll through the bluebells and lots of variety of countryside.

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