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Prospects of Polesden Circular is a 5 mile loop trail located near Dorking, Surrey, England that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, nature trips, and horses. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 5.0 mi Elevation gain 1,076 ft Route type Loop
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Getting There

An undulating walk from Ranmore Common in the Surrey Hills, through part of the National Trust estate of Polesden Lacey. There are good views of the Mole Gap, London and, on a clear day, the South Downs. This walk is published through a collaboration with the Surrey County Council. The walk includes several steady but very long climbs and descents throughout. The tracks can be very muddy and slippery so stout boots or wellingtons with good grip are recommended. There are two gates along the route, but no stiles. You can take an optional detour to enter the grounds or house of Polesden Lacey, but admission fees apply for this (free for National Trust members). Allow 2.5 hours, with extra time for stops or detours. There are no pubs or shops along the route. There are toilets and a tearoom within the grounds of Polesden Lacey (admission fees would apply for this). Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer 146 Dorking, Box Hill & Reigate. The Polesden Lacey Estate and parts of Ranmore Common and Denbies Hillside are owned by the National Trust. This walk follows public rights of way over private and National Trust land. Please respect National Trust bylaws, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code.

The walk starts and finishes at the National Trust Denbies Hillside pay and display car park on Ranmore Common Road, about one mile north-west of Dorking. The fee is £4 per day (correct Feb 2015) or free for National Trust members. There is also a bus stop (Church Bus Stop on Ranmore Common Road) just to the east of the car park. For help with planning your journey by public transport please visit http://journeys.travelsmartsurrey.info. Nearest post code RH5 6SP (this will take you to a point about half a mile from the car park). Grid ref: TQ 142503

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Luke PUDDY
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Luke Holdaway
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A nice walk predominantly through woods. However, you are rewarded with lovely views at the end of the walk.

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Han Solo
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Beautiful views near the car park but the rest of the walk was a bit boring unfortunately. Better walks in Surrey.

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lindsay cleland
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Lovely walk if you're looking for something not too strenuous. Very easy to follow and enough views and variation to keep you occupied. Denbies Hillside car park start is a plus for National Trust members

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Steve Rgtti
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Charlie Kearsey
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A lovely walk , took me (12)and my dad (45) 2 hours and 30 mins . Will definitely do it again . The trail was really easy to follow and you pass polson Lacey . We did not go into the house or gardens but we did use the free toilets . If you go quietly near the bull field you might be lucky enough to see some roe deer .

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sim one
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loved this walk. lots of spectacular views

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Carl Grayson
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Nice trail, a little hilly but nothing too strenuous. Great bench to stop for a break at the 3.3 mile mark with lovely view. Large car park at the beginning was helpful. Enjoyable.

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Martin Owen
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Lovely walk with lots of shade. Relatively quiet even on a summer Sunday afternoon. Great flora. Reasonably undulating. Great views. We did it in 1.45.

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Paula Pardoe
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Nice and shady, pretty much either gradually up or gradually down, but not too taxing. Quite flinty paths so not really pushchair friendly. Fabulous views. Exactly 2 hours.

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Borbala Nagy
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Easy trail, lots of shade so great on a hot sunny day. We are reasonably fit and did it in 2 hrs.

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Tao Nguyen
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Beautiful! Took our breath away. Lovely spring flowers too! Lots of shade - a lot of horse poo too, dog kept eating it. First half is better than second. :)

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Chris Millyard
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Hiking

Lovely walk in the sun, great in helping to get through self-isolation.

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Richard Cusden
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Sean W49
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Beautiful!

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Liam Wakeman
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Michael Jones
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Beautiful - add a stop at Polesden Lacy

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Kevin Whaley
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Hiking

Loved this little walk, through the woodlands, very nice trail, few uphill bits, we have a 3 month baby we take with on all our walks, struggled a bit with the buggy wouldn’t recommend but we’ve had harder trails with it. Would do again

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Tim Salisbury
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Lovely walk. Quiet and very picturesque

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Geraldine M
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Jonathan Nicholson
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matt kearsey
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justin brewster
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Charlie Beall
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Janet Mail
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Dave Dave
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Eduardo Salazar
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Riccardo Nova
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G Sellick
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Ultra Belse
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