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Friday Street Hammer Circular is a 6.1 mile loop trail located near Dorking, Surrey, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips.

Length 6.1 mi Elevation gain 1,158 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Running Forest Partially paved River Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Waypoints (8)
Getting There

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.

Friday Street is a tiny hamlet located just south of Wotton and about 4 miles south-west of Dorking in Surrey. The walk starts and finishes at the free Friday Street car park, a woodland car park with a 2m height restriction barrier. For help with planning your journey by public transport please visit http://journeys.travelsmartsurrey.info. Approximate post code RH5 6JR.

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Mike Fisher
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Detailed and accurate instructions, nice varied walk!

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Catherine West
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It was a beautiful hike through both the Surrey Hills AONB and farmland. Wear something bright & bring a torch for crossing the roads - there are short stretches with no footpaths on roads with a 50mph speed limit.

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Catherine West
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Mark Haller
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Wonderful trail and a dream for mushroom picking!

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Denise Mansbart
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A stunning walk with beautiful scenery, we did it in 2.5 hours as were booked for lunch at Abinger Hatch, for more leisurely pace would be closer to 3-3.5 hrs. The Abinger Hatch was great recommendation and lovely to arrive at towards the end of the walk for refuelling. Highly recommend this lovely walk!

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Mrs Daniela Warren
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Great walk, really pleasant. A mix of flat and inclines, small paths, big fields and great views. We did the walk anti-clockwise and had lunch at the Wotton Hatch. The Abinger Hatch pub is towards the end so walk could be timed to eat there.

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Andrew Brown
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Hiking

Great summer walk parked at the Abinger Arms pub as my van was to tall for the Friday street car park 2m limit but the bonus was a cool refreshing beer and a burger

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Tracy Clarke
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Highly recommend this trail. A good combination of beautiful woodland walks with open field and fabulous views across the hills. Lots of butterflies to see, old barns and mills, a lovely stream and Ford, and a pub that’s open in the final 1 km of the walk

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Sean W49
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A brilliant route through some of the most beautiful countryside in Surrey. We did the route clockwise and I would recommend that, as it saves the best for last. Loads of great views, beautiful farms and the ancient St. John the Evangelist church. A great walk.

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Liam Wakeman
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Nice route but slightly overgrown in some parts. Lots of lovely scenic barns, farms and streams along the route too.

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Tina Parsons
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Walked this with our 7 and 9 year old today - took about 4 hours with lots of stops for snacks. We all loved it!

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Damian Świstowski
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bit too much fences, but pleasurable.

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Robyn Grant
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Beautiful walk, we had a wonderful day! Few fallen trees on last bridleway but only added to the adventure

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Cont Ramona
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Great trail. The map was really useful. I thought it was a little bit longer then said un the description but totally worth it!

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michael Edwards-kennedy
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Nice walk good mixture of fields and trails

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Heids L
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Took us about 2.5 hours to complete. Excellent directions .. some lovely looking pubs on the way a shame we can’t visit ! Lovely churches too. Well marked and not too challenging

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Ashten JH
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Nice, little trail rambling through the countryside - rivers, ponds, woodland, and lush views. Super easy to navigate.

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Joost Geest
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Absolutely amazing. This walk ticked all the boxes. Beautiful landscape, constantly changing surroundings and views etc. I took definitely more pictures than usually. Five stars all the way

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Jacq Alford
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Great walk today. Lots of things to see along the way with some wonderful views. Some nice spots to stop along route.

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Shaun Masters
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This walk has a lot of diversity along the route from hills,rivers, farm land and even a few pubs. Paths were dry on a sunnyday but a few spots (not many) overgrown. Lots to see and spots to stop off for a break. Recommended

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Christina Christina
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Beautiful meadows, a few styles, quite hilly but good and a field of cows to walk through.

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Jason Montague
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Great, gorgeous views very nearly became my 1st 5 star

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

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

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Danielle Beilby
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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!

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Jonathon Bartle
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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

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lydia esler
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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.

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Matt Davis
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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!

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Gary Page
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Good trail, about 3 hrs moderate pace.

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