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Corner of Four Counties is a 5.6 mile loop trail located near Lingfield, Surrey, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running.

Length 5.6 mi Elevation gain 790 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Walking Running Views Wildlife No shade Historic site
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Getting There

This tranquil walk through rural Surrey passes close to the neighbouring counties of Kent, East Sussex and West Sussex. The route passes a number of farms, past fields of sheep, cattle and horses and through woodland. There are extensive views to the chalk ridge of the North Downs, and the Weald to the south. Part of the route follows the Vanguard Way, a long distance footpath linking the London suburbs to the south coast. This walk is published through a collaboration with the Surrey County Council. The route includes several climbs and descents throughout. The tracks and paths through woodland and farmland are mostly firm, but some sections can become very muddy and slippery in winter and after periods of rain so stout boots are recommended all year and wellingtons with grips in winter/after wet periods. You will need to negotiate a few kissing gates, a stream crossing (the stream is narrow but can be deep) plus three stiles (one of which is enclosed with wire fencing so dogs will need a lift over). You will be sharing some of the fields with livestock (sheep, horses and maybe cattle) so take particular care with dogs. Allow 2.5 to 3 hours, depending on the conditions underfoot. If you are looking for refreshments, the Plough Inn at the start of the walk is open all day. There are shops and other pubs in Dormansland village, half a mile from the start of the walk. Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer 147 Sevenoaks & Tonbridge. This walk follows public rights of way 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.

Dormansland is located on the B2028 Lingfield to Edenbridge road. The walk starts and finishes at the bus stop directly outside the Plough Inn, close to the junction of Plough Road, the B2028 and Ford Manor Road. For help with planning your journey by public transport please visit http://journeys.travelsmartsurrey.info. If you are coming by car, there is limited parking in Ford Manor Road but please park with respect for the local residents. Approximate post code RH7 6PS. Grid ref: TQ406428.

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Natalie Beach
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Very enjoyable quiet walk, we hardly saw a soul. Easy to follow route.

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laura webb
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Rob Rob
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Andrius Dobrovolskis
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Paul Seager
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Thoroughly enjoyed this quaint little country walk, it had a real mix of woodland and open fields. On part of the walk it gets very narrow so be aware of sharp thorns and nettles. Also found a couple of the stiles were very worn and rickety. Overall a nice easy to follow route.

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Tanya Daly
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What a lovely walk! Saw only 2 other people, and despite it raining the day before, only a couple of muddy patches. Definitely one of my favourite walks

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Matthew Carpenter
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Really beautiful views. Keep eye on map as easy to miss turning. Amorous horses.

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Jamie Culverwell
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Lovely walk with fantastic views. Only took us 2 hours. We parked in the Dormansland Memorial Club car park down the road as The Plough was closed due to COVID-19.

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Georgie Patel
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A nice countryside walk. Very pretty cottages and houses along the route. Bluebells and wild garlic in spring. Not the clearest of days so I don’t think we got the views that you would get on a clear day. Some of the track was a bit overgrown and would definitely be muddy in poor weather. Directions easy enough to follow.

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Ian Tarn
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Stunning walk! Every mile was just as good as the last, it’s peaceful and the scenery is beautiful.

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Belle D
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Wide variety of surroundings, lots of wildlife and livestock. Well signposted.

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A Jameel
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Absolutely Stunning views,not very difficult for beginners like me.

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Keeley Coop
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Great varied walk with brilliant views. One part of the trail in the last quarter is quite overgrown with stinging nettles, but you can pick your way through slowly.

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Jose Llaguno
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If you want to have a good workout with trekking then this is the trail for you. Bear in mind that you will be sharing the bridal trail with horses, at time cars and other farm machinery. It has some great views of open fields but most of it lacks the lush green of other less beaten trails. None the less it is worth trying, the smells are very pleasent to the keen nose, the place has a very good vibe in certain areas with very positive energy. You can park at the Plow (Pub) or enter the road and park closer to the entrance, I found three parking spaces. If you want variety in your trailing this makes a good one, farms, houses, shady trails, views and asphalt.

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Garry Garcia
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Good trail with stunning views from the top of Dry Hill. Mainly good walking conditions underfoot. Some interesting points of interest. The Plough is good for a pint and a sarnie.

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Martin Stepney
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lovley trail . all different terrains and plenty of views . nice hour and a half walk .

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Charlie Comerford
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Lovely walk, not too strenuous, some nice views during the middle section. Didn’t try the pub but seems well attended! Directions perfect and easy to follow when using the map too.

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Des Figueiredo
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This was just the sort of walk we needed to stretch our legs and expand our spirits! Starting and finishing at The Plough was a treat. We enjoyed our Thai meal very much (they only have Thai on the menu, Monday to Saturday). Directions were clear except the right turn after Littleworth Cottage. Watch out you don't miss it!

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Diane Cooper
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A really nice rural walk with wonderful views. Quite long, almost 3 hours even at a reasonable pace. Start and finish at a nice pub like the plough is ideal.

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Simon Rushby
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Jo Seal
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Mark Hanna
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Harry Upham
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ScRP 1
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Ellen Creed
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Gemma Saunders
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Kelly Yong
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Shirley Hubsch
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Rob Hewett
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Shirley Hubsch
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