Puttenham Common and the North Downs Way

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Puttenham Common and the North Downs Way is a 5.8 kilometer loop trail located near Guildford, Surrey, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 5.8 km Elevation Gain: 170 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly


horseback riding

nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers


historic site

A circular walk around Puttenham Common in Surrey. The common comprises mixed woodland, grassland and heathland and is home to lots of birds, butterflies, reptiles and dragonflies which reside in the ponds, heather, grasses, silver birch, oaks and pines. The area is a popular spot with families and dog walkers but you will still be able to enjoy the peace within the expansive common and your climbs will be rewarded with fabulous views. The walk has several long but very steady climbs and descents. There are no gates or stiles on route, just a short flight of steps to negotiate. The woodland paths can be very muddy after rain and the heath paths become very narrow in part. You will be sharing some of the bridleways with horse riders so take care with dogs. Approximate time 1.5 hours.

19 days ago

Nice walk. If you start off following the purple route that will take you 2/3rds to the other car park,then you can follow the map to go around some interesting trees, houses and a lake.

6 months ago

Lovely walk, took me an hour and 20 mins on a sunny February afternoon. Superb views.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Great walk, with lots to see and the views are as described which are fantastic. Directions were accurate as always and this could be one of my regular walks for sure!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Lovely walk, thoroughly enjoyed it & am going again at the weekend.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Loved this walk and we will probably do it again. I am sure that it will look and feel different in each season. There's plenty of car park space at the start and even a small picnic area...

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