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Ranmore Circular is a 5.6 mile loop trail located near Holmwood, Surrey, England that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running.

Length 5.6 mi Elevation gain 1,141 ft Route type Loop
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Getting There

A circular walk from Boxhill and Westhumble Station in the village of Westhumble, passing through part of the Polesden Lacey Estate, Ranmore Common and Denbies Vineyard. The route follows part of the North Downs Way National Trail. This walk is published through a collaboration with the Surrey County Council. This is a hilly walk with several long uphill stretches: make sure you stop regularly to appreciate the impressive views! Parts of the route can get muddy so stout boots or shoes are recommended. You will need to negotiate many gates/kissing gates but there are no stiles or steps on route. A couple of the short fields you cross may be holding sheep so take particular care with dogs. There are a few sections of road walking along quiet lanes so take care of any traffic at these points. Allow 3 hours. If you are looking for refreshments, there are a few options. There is a cycle shop cafe at Boxhill and Westhumble Station and The Stepping Stones pub is 300m from the station (turn right along Westhumble Street to reach this). Denbies Estate vineyard, about two thirds of the way round, has a restaurant and cafe which is open to the public. Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer 146 Dorking, Boxhill & Reigate. This walk follows public rights of way that cross private and National Trust land. Information is included for your interest, but please respect National Trust bylaws, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code.

The walk starts and finishes from Boxhill and Westhumble rail station in the village of Westhumble. The nearest bus stop is on the junction between Westhumble Street and the A24, just a short walk from the station. For help with planning your journey by public transport please visit http://journeys.travelsmartsurrey.info. If you are coming by car, park at the Norbury Park Crabtree Lane Car Park (Waypoint 1) and start the walk from there. Approximate post code for car park RH5 6BQ. Grid ref: TQ 167519.

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Mike Page
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Deeksha kaushik
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Aadila Rahim
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The instructions were helpful especially the pictures. we got lost three times, there is no signs on the trail. the trail was slightly muddy as it rained on saturday. beautiful views and trail. it was hilly . #3 there was no single gate we walked till the end and carried on left and came ended up by Bagden Farm- there was a sign. #8 there will be a concrete road / fork to right follow this. you will see a national trail sign (north downs way) to the left/straight. you will be looking over the vineyard. and there is no mobile signal in the forest.

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Michael Warren
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Lovely chilled walk, with a wine tasting finish. Beautiful forests. Very easy from the station

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Emma Leech
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Lovely walk, great views, good for dogs with a few bits on the lead but plenty of off lead

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Jo Lewis
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Aline Bacchieri
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful scenery and lovely views from the top. Easy to follow.

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Matt Lynch
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Beautiful area and a great walking route. There is a particularly lovely area across Ranmore Common and past a large section of Vineyards. Peaceful route through the forest also. If you’re driving don’t go to the train station car park, go to the Crabtree lane car park - that way you’ll avoid a fine and there’s still plenty of space in Crabtree!

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terri fitzpatrick
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This was a a great trail, really really beautiful views. Lots of hills to climb (we are quite unfit but still managed to climb them all) and the views from the top of the climbs really make it worth it. Denbies vineyard was really pretty and there’s some great panoramic views to be seen from the top of it. There are comments on previous reviews about paying for the car park, this is no longer the case, the car park is free, it just asks for donations if possible. Oh and that last climb to the car park.... never ending, must have sweated out a few gallons of water trying to get up it, never been so happy to see the car in my life :-) but I would definitely do this walk again was well worth the effort

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Esteban Perez
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Jez Francis
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A gentle climb along a quiet country lane and then you’re into the woods. Just a couple of fields to cross before you hit Ranmore Common; the second had cows, with calves, and a bull according to the signage, so the dog and I took a slight detour (see my map), skirting around the bovine horde. It’s only when you cross Ranmore Common Road and get into Steers Field that the panoramic views begin, firstly of Westcott, then Dorking and finally of the Denbies Vineyards and Box Hill behind them. A cracking walk.

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Phoebe Anna
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Lovely trail, a mixture of wooded areas, fields and paths. Some gentle hills but nothing challenging. Great views all around.

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Michelle O.
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Perfect day hike! A great mix of terrain (through the woods, through open fields, up a few hills, through a vineyard). Tons of breathtaking views and photographable moments. Definitely easy-moderate with well-marked paths. Would definitely recommend

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Kate Almond
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Fantastic trail, some good hill climbs but not too steep so they were more than manageable. Lots of quiet stretches through woodland and some amazing views across the top of the Denby Wine Estate - would suggest stopping for a rest/lunch there and taking in the views over Dorking.

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Lisa Depuis
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Wonderful walk, only moans; felt a bit dicey in the woodland if walking alone, also that last mile (if walking back to the carpark) is a killer. Goes on and on.

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Sean W49
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A fantastic walk! A brilliant mixture of woodland, hillside and easy to follow trails. I would recommend a visit to Denbies vineyard shop and St. Barnabas church, if they are open. There are a few sections on roads, but worth it. One of my favourites.

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Luke M
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Great trail, a real mix up of woodland, scenic views, roadside and alleyways. I had it all wrapped up in 2.5 hours. Worth a go!!

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Michela Pike
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I highly recommend this trail. Beautiful views to behold at the top! To start with you follow a lane for quite some time before it changes into other terrain but it wasn’t at all bad as the one was not a busy road or anything but at one point I remember thinking when are we going to see something different ... well bare with the rest of the route was pretty amazing and you get to go through denbys vineyard by views and actually walking through it. It was pretty spectacular. A great trail and really easy to follow with the gps x

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Carl Grayson
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Highly recommend this walk. Slightly hilly and challenging but worth it for the views.

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Helen Dorkings
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To begin try and follow adjacent footpath trails otherwise you end up on the road a lot. Phenomenal walk with some stunning views and scenery. Vineyards were incredible, much bigger than I expected. Walked straight past Denbies, but no wine tasting today! Stopped at Ranmore and soaked up the sweeping scenery and patchwork fields and meadows. Good stomping territory with interesting church en route. Highly recommend this trail.

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Joost Geest
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A solid four. Really enjoyed this walk for most parts. Diverse track and surroundings, but nothing too tiring, with a large vineyard as a bonus at the end. Last half was a bit too busy for my liking. BTW: big thank u to those who take the effort to WRITE a review. Really helps in picking trails, as opposed to those only giving stars which is not informative at all

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Amanda Conner
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Really enjoyed this walk. Lots of variation along the way in terms of scenery and inclines. We stopped on the North Downs for a picnic which had amazing views.

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Claire Simpson
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Good trail, nice and shaded - it was 24 degrees today, so very much needed. A little crowded and ‘touristy’ at times but having said that it was a sunny May Saturday during the lifting of lockdown. I prefer more rural walks, but enjoyed this anyway. A nice touch to have a glass of wine at Denbies Vineyard 1km before the end.

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Anca Zsifkov-Gavra
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Lovely trail, not too difficult at all and had some stunning views. I enjoyed the mix of forest and fields, as today was quite hot it was nice to cool off in the shade. Highly recommended for a day hike outside of London.

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Lauren Tait
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Lovely trail. dry and sunny and easy to navigate. The car park was full but we parked on the verge slightly down the road... was a blessing when it came to the end and we had to only walk half way up the hill!

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Big Man Walks
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Great fun, very muddy but well worth it for the views. We did in about 2.5 hours

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Valentina Solazzi
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muddy very muddy after few days of rain, but we have been blessed today as the weather wasn't so bad. we did it the other way around, starting from near the wineyard as someone recommend it....you will avoid a very long uphill part of the hike. we finished the hike with a lovely pub lunch at the Stepping Stone... good food and service! Cristina and Sue treat us very well!!!! I recommend this hike for sure!

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Suresh Jones
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Great trail for quick day trip hike from London. Especially enjoyed elevated walk looking down at the scenic towns in between the hills. Nice to end at winery!

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Byron McCaughey
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Nice hike, did it in the rain which meant is was very muddy. The winery is cool to see from the top, but the tip is the Surrey Hill Brewery hidden behind the winery building, great ales!

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Andrey Dzhioev
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