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Headley Heath and Cherkley Wood

MODERATE 9 reviews

Headley Heath and Cherkley Wood is a 6.6 kilometer 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.

Distance: 6.6 km Elevation Gain: 235 m 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.

7 days ago

Sunday, April 19, 2015

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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