Banstead Woods Nature Walk

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Banstead Wood

Banstead Woods Nature Walk is a 2.9 mile loop trail located near Banstead, Surrey, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length2.9 miElevation gain551 ftRoute typeLoop
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A circular walk discovering the hidden secrets and natural wonders of Banstead Woods, 250 acres of ancient woodland. Banstead Woods recorded history stretches back for nearly a thousand years, to the time of the Domesday Book in 1086. This walk is part of the Explore Surrey collection, published through a collaboration with the Surrey County Council. Most of the paths are firm and in good condition, however some sections can be muddy in the winter or after rainfall so stout shoes, boots or wellingtons are recommended. The route includes several slopes and there are kissing gates at the start and end of the walk. Dogs are welcome in the woodland, in fact it is a very popular dog walking spot, but please clear up after your dog and put the waste in the dog bins provided. The final stretch of 400m crosses a flower meadow where cattle are used for conservation grazing. Take the usual care if you have a dog with you. (Alternatively, you can easily avoid this section by returning to the car park on the path through the woodland edge). There is plenty to see along the way so allow 2 hours. There are no toilets or places for refreshments along the actual route, however there are many benches along the way should you wish to bring a picnic. The area is covered by Ordnance Survey Map Explorer 146 Dorking, Box Hill and Reigate. This walk follows permissive footpaths which cross public and private 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 Holly Lane car park (which is free of charge and has a 1.9m height restriction barrier), near Chipstead in Surrey. The start of the trail can be reached by public transport. Chipstead railway station is around 500m from Holly Lane car park. For help with planning your journey by public transport please visit http://journeys.travelsmartsurrey.info. Approximate post code CR5 3NR. Grid Ref TQ 273583.

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Stuart Hutchison
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Safa Moosa
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really good beginners trail. very muddy car park was very busy and full when we arrived at 10am. There was a food van there selling hot greasy food and drinks if needed. Beautiful walk!!

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Tim Austin
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Muddy

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G G
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Poppy Ryall
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A nice easy route (we diverted a bit) but very muddy in places

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Alex Collins
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Great views, nice trails. A bit busy but nice running loop

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John Oliver
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Might be better by Easter! Perfectly nice walk but it’s so muddy and busy at the moment that it’s not a lot of fun.

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Olivia Hitchings
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A little muddy - wear wellies

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Sinead O'Shea
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very muddy bring wellies or walking boots

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Danni Stembridge
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Lovely walk with Lion, Witch and Wardrobe carvings to look out for along the way. We went on Boxing Day and it was quite muddy so would recommend some walking boots or wellies. Nice manageable length without too many hills. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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Krisztian Balla
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Kevin Yuen
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Matthew Nye
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Lovely autumnal walk this time of year. Not too far and mixture of woods and paths.

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A Sharp
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Easy walk, all green, lots of sweet chestnut trees. Very leisurely and relaxing . Bonus is a free car park at the start! But make sure you come early as it can fill up with dog Walker crowd . Completed early Oct but forgot to record the route! Silly!

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Wendy Barker
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Louis Barker
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Gabriel Gabriel
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Pratiti Joshi
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Great!

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Samuel Harvey-Collins
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Gabe Catania
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Ken Y
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Dee Moloney
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Damian Świstowski
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Dee Moloney
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martin Langhan
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Laura Burrows
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Excellent

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Dorcas Chan
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Geraldine Marris
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Geraldine Marris
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Chris Partridge
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Went anti clockwise round, really peaceful woodland with lots to see. Great view at flower meadow , nice place to stop

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