North Downs Way is a 149.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Guildford, Surrey, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and backpacking.

Length149.8 miElevation gain20,977 ftRoute typePoint to point
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This is a popular long distance walk in southern England where you can walk along Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Kent Downs AONB. It connects with several other walking paths if you wish to alter your route. The route consists of footpath, bridleway, byway and road, although most of the roads are very small ones that do not get much traffic. The path is marked with the acorn symbol used by all National Trails. You will also see a few different color markers along your way. Yellow arrows indicate that the portion of the trail is only for foot traffic. Blue arrows mean that walkers, bikers, and horseback riders can use that section of trail, while red arrows mean that cars are also able to use that segment. There are not many campsites along the trail and wild camping isn't allowed. However farmers and owners of pubs may allow you to camp on their land if you can obtain their permission first. This route outlines the most common direction for the hike which is West to East. Once you get to Wye there is a loop portion of the hike that can be walked in either direction.

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Jemma Scott
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Jemma Scott
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Betza Baca
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Matthew Cole
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Monsieur Stench
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after walking this your legs will look like king kongs arms. this is wild man I got halfway through and my feet had been eradicated and turned into pulp. my shoes were a vessel for the bloody remains of my feet and I can tell you now boys and girls by the time you go home you will not be able to move for several days (my record is a month but maybe that's just be being me)

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Lucy Harley
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Farnham to Reigate stretch is divine with amazing views across beautiful English countryside. stop off at Denbighs for a glass of something before pushing up box hill and Colley hill. we did this stretch over a weekend which was perfect, if hilly at times. Reigate to westerham was nice but only marred by the constant presence of the m25 which runs alongside for most of this stretch.

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Nesma W
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Nesma W
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Nesma W
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Nesma W
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Nesma W
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Nesma W
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Paul Taylor
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Hanna Louis
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Anna Ilina
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Anna Ilina
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Anna Ilina
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Hanna Devlin
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Dan P
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Dan P
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Dan P
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Adrian Westlake
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Tom Lund
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Claudia Brennan
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James Pitt
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