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Banstead Woods Nature Trail 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.

Length 2.9 mi Elevation gain 551 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Camping Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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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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Pratiti Joshi
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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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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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Esteban Perez
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Shivani Upreti
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Very very relaxing

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Alireza Mo
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this a lovely trail with multiple beautiful walking paths through different areas like wood, hills and even a pasture like place. Great place to spend your day.

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Darren Dye
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Absolutely lovely trail. One of the best we’ve been on so far

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Grant I
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Lovely walk for families. Make sure to pay attention to the waypoints as there are many unmarked trail crossings to lead you astray... which may not be a bad thing!

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Mireia Oliver
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Nice, easy and a pleasant walk

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Leigh Dossett
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Nice walk, easy going. We all enjoyed the lion, which and wardrobe wood carvings.

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Ricardo Espírito Santo
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Fay Warner
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Very muddy walk! But lovely

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Alex Cohen
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Vlada K
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Holly Corcoran
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Barry Worth
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Megan Dubey
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Hello I am a film student at the university of creative arts in Farnham I am looking for a hidden/ abandoned shed or shack in a woodland near by, as a location for a 5 minuet film I'm making. This is proving quite hard to find. If anyone has come across a place like this please could you contact me somehow, my facebook is Megan Dubey and i have the same profile picture as on here, or my instagram is @minimegsdoobeydoo thank you for your help. x

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Peter Breach
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great place to walk. the car park was really busy, but you can easily loose the people in the woods. great for dog walkers or with kids

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claire Baker
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We had a lovely walk here. The car park was busy but you can easy loose the people and enjoy the wonderful woodland by yourselves. great place for a relaxing stroll, dog walk or a wander with the kids.

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