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Headley Heath and Cherkley Wood is a 4.1 mile loop trail located near Epsom, Surrey, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

Length 4.1 mi Elevation gain 770 ft Route type Loop
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A circular walk through Headley Heath in Surrey. The heath forms part of the North Downs and the route gives a wonderful mixture of heath, chalk downland and woodland with great views over the Surrey Hills. The woodland/heath paths can get very muddy so waterproof boots are recommended unless you're walking after a long period of dry weather. There are several steep climbs and descents on route but in terms of obstacles there are just a few gates and no stiles. Most of the paths are bridleways so you're likely to be sharing them with horse riders and the heath is also a very popular dog walking area. Cattle are used to graze the heath at certain times. There are no toilet or cafe facilities but a mobile catering van is sometimes open within the car park. Approximate time 2 hours.

Headley Heath sits just south of the village of Headley, a few miles east of the A24 as it runs between Leatherhead and Dorking. The walk starts from the Headley Heath National Trust car park which can be found directly opposite the cricket pitch on Headley Common Road (B2033). The fee to park is £4 per car per day (correct June 2016) and free for National Trust members. Approximate post code KT18 6NN.

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Barry Worth
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Great walk, especially in the dappled Autumn sun! A few steep bits but nothing too arduous.

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Janice Janice
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Graham Pegden
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Anne Coombes
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Juergen Wolff
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Nice walk through woodland mainly. Can get muddy in parts after rain. Two very steep slopes and maybe not for the moderate walker. Enjoyed the woods and birds plus a very quiet route.

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Helen S
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Nice walk through (mainly) woodlands, with a couple of sharp steep slopes. Some lovely countryside to be glimpsed through the trees.

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Sheila Johnson
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The 'great views' were just an occasional glimpse through a gap in trees and this was mostly a woodland walk. However as it was hot and sunny it was pleasant walking through the dappled sunlit woods. As we had had no rain for weeks it was dry underfoot and easy walking except for a couple of small hills.

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Colin Humphries
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Betrayal is really quite muddy and not very technical but there are some small hills to scramble up which can be wet and slippery due to the underlying chalk bedrock. I parked at the Headley Heath brimmer car park which is a pay-as-you-go using RingGo (For non-National Trust members), there is no machine there so you do need to bring your mobile phone

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Sean W49
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A beautiful walk. In the winter months good boots are essential. Muddy, rocks and tree roots can be very slippery!

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Dan P
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Andrew Norfolk
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A very enjoyable walk. Two steep uphill sections but they were both brief, overall I think the stated difficulty rating is perhaps a little too high.

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Philip Cumming
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Shakila Emmanuel
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Natasha Natasha
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angie allison
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John Tripps
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Graze Graff
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Geraldine M
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Kerry McCarthy
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Christopher Kelly
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Tomek Latanik
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Liam Wakeman
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Tilly Harvey
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Sean W49
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Paul Shelton
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Jonathon Bartle
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Paul Shelton
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Paul Alford
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Paul Alford
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