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Puttenham Common and the North Downs Way

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Puttenham Common

Puttenham Common and the North Downs Way is a 3.6 mile 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.

Length 3.6 mi Elevation gain 557 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Horseback riding Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Historic site
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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.

The village of Puttenham is located just south of the A31, between Guildford and Farnham in Surrey. The walk starts and finishes from Puttenham's Common Middle Car Park (NOT the Top Car Park) on Suffield Lane. Leave the village heading south-west along Suffield Lane. You will pass the top car park on the right first and then, further along, you will come to the middle car park, also on the right. There is a 2m height barrier at the entrance. Approximate post code GU3 1BG.

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Chris Eason
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Nice easy trail with some viewpoints. took me just under an hour

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Christina Christina
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lovely woodland walk passing magical homesteads

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Jason Montague
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Very busy, avoid the human/dog traffic by going early Stunning walk, wellies advised Short but sweet

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simon simon
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Hiking

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.

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Gavin Summers
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HikingOver grown

Peaceful walk, plenty of shade on a sunny July day. Overgrown past Rodsall Cottage to steps, and a little in places past the Rainbow’s End gate.

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Aaran Lawley
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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!

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

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Richard J
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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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Damon Cook
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Annalisa Timbrell
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Natasha Fournel
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Marta Marta
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Karolina D
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Simon Gresswell
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Michael Booth
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Keith Lightfoot
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Simon Gresswell
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Marcel Costa
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Johanna von Gerichten
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