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Effingham Circular is a 4.4 mile loop trail located near Leatherhead, Surrey, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length 4.4 mi Elevation gain 734 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Lake Muddy No shade
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Getting There

A gently undulating walk starting from Effingham Junction rail station, this route passes through woodland, farmland and over several commons. This walk is published through a collaboration with the Surrey County Council. The walk includes a few gentle gradients. The route crosses heavy clay fields and wet low-lying meadows so good walking boots are required all year and wellingtons are recommended in the winter months (when some sections can be very muddy or have standing water). You will need to negotiate some gates plus 11 stiles (all of which have gaps alongside which should be suitable for most dogs to pass through). Several of the fields that you cross will be holding horses so take care with dogs. Allow 2 to 2.5hrs, depending on the conditions underfoot. There are no pubs or shops along the main route. There is the choice of an optional detour into Effingham village where you will find The Plough pub and the Sir Douglas Haig Hotel near the junction between Lower Road and The Street. Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer 146 Dorking, Boxhill & 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.

The walk starts and finishes from Effingham Junction train station (note: this is 1.5 miles from the village of Effingham itself). If you are coming by bus, there is a bus stop alongside the station or you can alight at Effingham village and adjust the walk to start at Waypoint 5. For help with planning your journey by public transport please visit http://journeys.travelsmartsurrey.info. If you are coming by car, the station has a pay and display car park (2.1m height restriction) which is free on Sundays, costs £2 per day off-peak (Saturdays and after 10.30am weekdays) and £6 per day peak (Bank Holidays and before 10.30am weekdays) '€“ prices correct February 2015. Approximate post code KT24 5HX. Grid ref: TQ 103559.

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Laura Hatton
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Hiking

It’s a nice mix of woods, common and a few ponds! Some back road to walk on but not many

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dawn walters
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The trail Was ok but one of the paths was badly overgrown with nettles and brambles

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Raimund Hook
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Simona Simona
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Hiking

Walked part of the route to include The Plough pub

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Esther kitto
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Hiking

Great walk and excellent directions/guide. This walk is fairly flat and most stiles are easy to navigate. It takes in quite an array of different scenery, from woods to fields and even passing a lake. As this walk follows several bridleways it can be quite rutted in parts so one will need to take care with your footing, and I suspect this walk could be quite muddy in winter. None of this stopped us from really enjoying this walk. NB Effingham station car park charge to park 7 days per week, incl. bank holidays!

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Paula Pardoe
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Walking

Great mix of woodland and common. Would rate as easy. Car park now £3.50 - pay by RingGo. No point in going up the station car park steps, just take the vehicle entrance. I could see where walk would be very muddy so best left for a dry period.

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Tim Salisbury
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Hiking

Nice walk instructions are a bit unclear in places

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nancy nancy
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Enjoyed this walk but a few odd stiles that I found a bit high to get your leg over! No mud at all (Sept 18). Nice mixture of country houses and countryside. Thanks for posting this walk.

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Ellie Taylor
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Chris Brooks
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Peter de Souza
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Daniel McEndoo
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Jonathan Nicholson
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Per-Arne Johnsen
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Michael Coakley
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Jez Francis
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Tracy Clarke
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Rachel Herring
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Bryony Jelfs
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Graham Bright
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Graham Bright
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Graham Bright
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