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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.

Distance: 6.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,135 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

partially paved

views

private property

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.

hiking
bugs
over grown
16 days ago

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. 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

- 16 days ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

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.

walking
muddy
over grown
private property
8 months ago

Walked in late October. The section on Ashtead common was good, lots of different mushrooms to see. Much of route was quite muddy and slippery underfoot. Not suitable for off-road pushchairs (unless dry). Very noisy on first part. One section fenced off so diversion needed, unfortunately with more noise from the M25.

hiking
muddy
private property
8 months ago

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.

Sun Apr 21 2019

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.

Fri Feb 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

Sun Oct 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.