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Leatherhead Common Walk [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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Teazle Wood

Leatherhead Common Walk [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 6 mile loop trail located near Leatherhead, Surrey, England that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length 6.0 mi Elevation gain 1,135 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Forest Partially paved Views Private property
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Waypoints (6)
Getting There

Please be considerate and respectful as you will have to cross part of a golf course to complete this loop and it is on private property. Check out our second waypoint on this map with clear instructions on how to proceed when hiking on the golf course. This is a fairly easy three-mile circular walk, mainly on public rights of way, to the north of Leatherhead. Allow up to two hours to complete the walk. This walk has been specially devised and signposted by the Lower Mole Partnership and Mole Valley District Council to provide an easy-to-navigate route into the countryside. It is signposted with a series of timber fingerposts. Look for the distinctive green arrow with the acronym “LCW”. The ground is reasonably level and there are no stiles, but conditions will vary according to the weather and boots or stout footwear is recommended. The majority of the walk is in woodland, but there are contrasting open areas too. Its character will vary with the seasons, so it is worth repeating at different times of the year. There are several busy roads in the area and the route also crosses the Leatherhead Golf Course. Special care is therefore needed in places on the route. Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer 146 Dorking, Box Hill & 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.

The walk starts from the Tesco supermarket on the B2430 Kingston Road, just north of Leatherhead (close to Junction 9 of the M25). There is a car park at Tesco. For help with planning your journey by public transport please visit http://journeys.travelsmartsurrey.info. Approximate post code KT22 0EF.

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Sean W49
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HikingBugsOver grown

First the negative bits. If you park in Tesco car park & don’t shop, they can fine you £70. Also the Leatherhead section of the walk is overgrown & noisy. The golf course you have to cross, have made no effort to highlight the signs. And have instead put up a larger one about prosecuting trespassers. There is also a misleading sign about halfway, saying it is private property and which tries to send you off route. Stick with the path shown on the map and you will be fine Now the positive bits. It is mainly well signposted and easy to follow. The going is easy, no big hills and most of the paths are gravel or similar. Finally the section through Ashtead Common is beautiful, peaceful and the highlight of the walk.

Comment from AllTrails

- 3 months ago

Thank you for your feedback. We updated this trail as partially being on private property.

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Adam Palmer
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Hiking

very muddy, bit noisy near m25, couple of points, blocked off path on oaklawn road mark3d as private which we bypassed on road for about 50m, then as you come into ashtead common keep going straight through wooden kissing gate until you see green arrow, lastly as you come to the edge of ashtead common you will come to green gates, sharp right here back towards lhead, finger post with arrow missing.

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Richard Cusden
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HikingMuddyPrivate property

Had a very muddy walk. Loads of mushrooms on Ashtead Common. Too much of the route was near the M25. Had a detour round a fenced off area that included the actual route. Private Property the sign said! Easily rejoined route after more walking by the motorway.

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justin brewster
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The private land path was not open when we walked this route - can go along the road but this isn't a great solution as it just prolongs the car noise from the M25 - one to avoid I think.

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AllTrails User
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Agree with previous post regarding noise from M25, However used this walk as an introduction to walking for my grandson. He particularly loved the last third through Ashsted Wood with the old weather beaten oaks. Yes was very muddy but little person loved it and is now eager for another walk

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Nicky Hamilton
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First to Review

The first half of walk is not very relaxing as roaring of M25 drowned out conversation. Crossing roads and traversing golf course !!! 2nd half on Ashtead Common much better.