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Elstead Common is a 7.2 kilometer loop trail located near Godalming, Surrey, England that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips.

Distance: 7.2 km Elevation Gain: 226 m Route Type: Loop

wheelchair friendly

stroller friendly


nature trips



An easy access walk around Elstead Common, enjoying sections of woodland, open areas of heath and several ponds and streams. This walk is published through a collaboration with the Surrey County Council. The walk is generally flat with only a few gentle gradients and can be lengthened or shortened. All the paths are wide tracks and there are no stiles, gates or steps on route. The first mile stretch is on a tarmac track and the next 0.75 miles follows a compacted stone track (which can have some shallow surface mud). By following these paths there and back, this version would be suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and disability buggies for most of the year. The remainder of the route follows unmade dirt and sand tracks that are all wide but can be very soft underfoot so wellies are a must in the winter. Dogs are welcome on the common, in fact it is a popular dog walking spot. The common is an MOD training area so visitors are asked to comply with all instructions and byelaws on noticeboards. There are no toilets or other facilities on the walk itself. Ordinance Survey Map: Explorer 145 Guildford and Farnham. This walk follows public footpaths and bridleways which cross private and public land.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Great walk with the family and accessible with pushchair. Weather wasn't great so very muddy around common but we still braved it! Will be lovely in the summer.

4 months ago

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