Downside Circular is a 9.3 kilometer loop trail located near Cobham, Surrey, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 9.3 km Elevation Gain: 238 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

partially paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

A circular walk from Cobham, taking you through the beautiful countryside around Downside and discovering the local history and wildlife. This walk is published through a collaboration with the Surrey County Council. The walk has a few climbs and descents throughout. The woodland and field paths can get very muddy so good boots are required (or wellingtons with grips in the winter). You will need to negotiate kissing gates and steps plus 22 stiles. A few of the stiles are very tall and awkward to cross and so would be difficult for less agile people. Some of the stiles have dog gates, but a couple of the tall stiles towards the end of the walk have tight fence surrounds so dogs may need a lift over. You will be sharing some of the fields with horses and sheep and sometimes cattle so take particular care with dogs. There are a few long stretches of road walking along quiet country lanes so please take care of traffic at these points. Allow 3 hours. Refreshments are available at the start or end of the walk, in Cobham. Alternatively, The Black Swan is a 0.3 mile walk along Ockham Lane (heading west) from Waypoint 4. There is a picnic site at the Semaphore Tower (Waypoint 3) if you wish to take refreshments with you. Ordnance Survey Maps: Explorer 146 Dorking, Box Hill and Reigate and 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.

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8 days ago

Very enjoyable walk and all the directions were accurate. Lots of stiles so probably not suitable for people with reduced agility. Great variety of views from sweeping panoramas to dense woodland. All paths were dry mid September 20 19

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16 days ago

Lovely walk with easy to follow instructions. The very last kissing gate at Chilworth Farm needs repairing so you may find it easier to climb over it.

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over grown
1 month ago

Good walk but loads of stringing nettles and very uneven paths.

7 months ago

lovely route through varied countryside, sadly to the backdrop of the M25... just imagine it's a waterfall

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