Leatherhead Common Walk

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Leatherhead Common Walk is a 4.8 kilometer 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, trail running, and nature trips.

Distance: 4.8 km Elevation Gain: 183 m Route Type: Loop


nature trips




partially paved


A circular walk to the north of Leatherhead, this route has been specially devised and signposted by the Lower Mole Countryside Management Project and Mole Valley District Council to provide an easy-to-navigate route into the countryside. 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. This walk is published through a collaboration with the Surrey County Council. The walk is almost entirely flat and there are no stiles, gates or steps to negotiate. Conditions underfoot on the woodland paths will vary according to weather and season so stout boots are required and wellingtons are recommended in the winter months. The route is waymarked via a series of timber finger posts with distinctive green arrows. There are several busy roads in the area and special care is needed when crossing them. The route crosses a golf course so please show respect for the golfers by allowing them to play their shots before you cross and watch closely for any stray flying golf balls. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on the conditions underfoot. 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.

4 months ago

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.

Friday, February 17, 2017

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

Sunday, October 02, 2016

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.

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