Ducks and Hens: The Shere and Shamley Green Cafe Walk

MODERATE 2 reviews

Ducks and Hens: The Shere and Shamley Green Cafe Walk is a 8.4 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Shere, Surrey, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

8.4 km
240 m
Point to Point


nature trips

trail running






pub walk

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).

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