Prospects of Polesden Circular

MODERATE 2 reviews

Prospects of Polesden Circular is a 8.0 kilometer loop trail located near Dorking, Surrey, England that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 8.0 km Elevation Gain: 328 m Route Type: Loop


horseback riding

nature trips

trail running



no shade

pub walk

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.

16 days ago

Lovely walk. Quiet and very picturesque

19 days ago

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