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Horsley Woodland Trail is a 11.9 kilometer loop trail located near Leatherhead, Surrey, England that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
11.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
374 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

A circular walk exploring the woodlands and open spaces of East and West Horsley and Effingham, including Great Ridings Wood, Oldlands Wood and the Sheepleas. The route also takes you past a number of the beautiful flint bridges built by Lord Lovelace in the 1800s. This walk is published through a collaboration with Surrey County Council. The walk has several climbs and descents throughout. The paths through the woodlands can get very muddy and slippery after wet weather so good boots are essential (or wellingtons with grips in the winter months). Some of the paths are fairly narrow, there are no stiles on route but you will need to negotiate a number of gates, staggered barriers and two kissing gates. There is minimal road walking, but there are a few road crossings that require care. All the paths are enclosed from adjacent fields so you will not be sharing the paths with any livestock. Allow 4 hours. If you are looking for refreshments, the Stockyard Coffee Bar (open weekdays only) is next to the rail station at the start of the walk and the parade of shops in East Horsley is just a short walk from the station. The Barley Mow pub is located about 7 miles into the walk, at waypoint 8. Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer 145 Guildford and Farnham and 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.

25 days ago

Just completed this walk on a breezy Saturday in April. Great to have free parking at the train station (weekends). Directions great - backed up again by the useful map. Woodland walk beautiful - hardly saw another person the whole way round. Paths very dry this time of year although obviously muddy in the winter. Some ascents but great views to London at one point. Stopped at The Barley Mow for refreshments - lovely traditional pub. So welcoming and very dog friendly inside and out. Took us about 2.5 hours excluding stops.

hiking
8 months ago

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