Friday Street Hammer Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews

Friday Street Hammer Trail is a 9.8 kilometer loop trail located near Dorking, Surrey, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips.

Distance: 9.8 km Elevation Gain: 353 m Route Type: Loop

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A circular walk from Friday Street, near Dorking in Surrey, taking in the Wotton Estate with great views plus rivers, hammer ponds, mills, farms and churches to enjoy along the way. This walk is published through a collaboration with Surrey County Council. The walk has gentle climbs and descents throughout. Many of the bridleways and paths can get very muddy and slippery so good boots are a must (or wellingtons with grips in the winter).Whilst most of the paths are enclosed, you will need to cross a couple of pastures that may be holding livestock at some times of year (including cattle) so take particular care with dogs. There are several kissing gates plus four stiles (which have surrounds with gaps for medium dogs to fit through but larger dogs would need a lift over). There are a couple of road crossings of the A25 plus some short stretches of walking on a quiet country lanes, so take care of traffic at these points. There are several options for refreshments on the walk, with many pubs on the route. The Stephen Langton Inn is near the Friday Street car park at the start of the walk, the Wotton Hatch is on the A25 between Waypoints 2 and 3 and the Abinger Hatch is opposite the church at Waypoint 7. Ordinance Survey Map: Explorer 146 Dorking, Box Hill and 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.

hiking
7 days ago

Nice walk, lots of things to see on the way, through different terrains about a 2 hour walk, very easy and relaxing

hiking
1 month ago

Another great walk. Lots of free blackberries to nibble if you need a sugar hit!

hiking
1 month ago

We did this walk today. It is a very easy pleasant trail which takes you through long winding footpaths, pass two churches and two pubs and across fields with cattle grazing. It took us about three and a half hours with a stop for our packed lunch and a drink. There are a few slight inclines but easy going.

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over grown
2 months ago

Brilliant walk on this trail today in the glorious sunshine. Very quiet, empty car park, x3 pubs on route! The Abinger Hatch was lovely near the end for lunch and rehydration. Beautiful scenery, at times the path can be quite overgrown and lots of stinging nettles so I would avoid shorts. It's just a shame the app doesn't provide written directions as that would have been beneficial, but managed with gps. Took 3.5 hours including pit stop!

hiking
3 months ago

A delightful walk, done on a warm, sunny day, stopping at The Abinger Hatch for a refreshing drink before the last stretch. We had our dog with us and she likes to scamper around which she couldn’t do on quite a bit of this walk as there are fences with barbed wire. Nevertheless there were ample chances for her to run too, so don’t let that put you off. The views were lovely and it was delightful to walk through such a mix of open countryside, fields, farmhouses, woodland and villages. This was our first walk using this app and I thought it was excellent. Good interface with clear instructions. All round a great experience

hiking
3 months ago

Did this walk with baby in rucksack. Manageable with inclines. Wotton Hatch is a nice pub. We booked because can be busy. Last part of walk on roads is a bit hairy but only half a mile.

walking
3 months ago

Excellent walk with well marked paths, some lovely views and pubs on the way for those that want refreshment.

hiking
3 months ago

Lovely walk with some beautiful views, landscapes, pretty houses and 3 great pubs! 1 reasonable climb but really not too strenuous. You could pretend it is to justify that pub lunch!

4 months ago

Good trail, about 3 hrs moderate pace.

6 months ago

Loved this walk with my husband and dog. Fantastic directions -you couldn’t go wrong. Lovely countryside and views. Pubs along the way for refreshments - we stopped at The Abinger Hatch which was very welcoming and very dog friendly. Took about 2.5hrs to complete the walk.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Enjoyable walk. beautiful views. Some inclines but nothing too serious. Especially beautiful this time of year.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Lovely walk today (12/02/2017). A little muddy underfoot, but not as wet as we thought it might be. Very clear directions, and the GPS map is an added bonus �

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