Reigate Mills and Pillboxes Circular

MODERATE 20 reviews

Reigate Mills and Pillboxes Circular is a 6.8 kilometer loop trail located near Reigate and Banstead, Surrey, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

Distance: 6.8 km Elevation Gain: 176 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

partially paved

views

wild flowers

muddy

no shade

historic site

pub walk

An enjoyable circular walk from Reigate Heath, passing Reigate Heath windmill, Wonham Mill and pillboxes built during the Second World War. There are good views along the walk to the North Downs. This walk is published through a collaboration with the Surrey County Council. The walk includes a few gentle gradients. The paths and tracks are mostly unmade and can be very muddy in part. Walking shoes or boots are required and wellingtons with grips are recommended for the winter months. You will need to negotiate a number of gates/kissing gates plus 6 stiles (all of which have open fencing surrounds which should be suitable for most dogs to pass through). You will be sharing some of the fields with horses and some of the paths have electric fencing alongside so take particular care with children and dogs. The walk crosses a golf course so please show respect for the golfers by allowing them to play their shots before you cross and watch closely for any stray flying golf balls. Allow 2 hours. If you are looking for refreshments, The Skimmington Castle pub is near waypoint 1, and The Black Horse pub is on the A25 near the bus stop at the start of the walk. Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer 146 Dorking, Box Hill & Reigate. This walk follows public footpaths and bridleways which cross private and public land. Information is included for your interest, but please respect people's privacy, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code.

Very nice trail through woods, fields nice views and wildlife would recommend, took as longer cos we Have a newborn, overall would recommend, there’ is a bridge out halfway through trail have uploaded a photo, just walk around.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a lovely walk- just be warned that at the moment (25 June) the path is blocked by fallen branches as you reach the road by Wonham Mill. You can get past- but you do need to climb over! (See photo)

hiking
muddy
over grown
3 months ago

This was a great Father’s Day walk. We had our 6 month old in a baby carrier and it was a great length with great views and all relatively flat. We were moving for about 2 hours or so and stopped a couple of times. Met some lovely people along the way and even bought some fresh eggs from a very friendly golden retriever dog breeder who lives in the prettiest of cottages you’ll ever see. It was raining when we started and we almost didn’t go, but very glad we did, despite a few muddy paths. There were a couple of overgrown paths with nettles and brambles but in the main not too bad considering it’s June and we’ve just had tons of rain and sun in the past few weeks. We shall definitely do this one again!

hiking
3 months ago

Lovely walk, beautiful landscapes and millpond. May 2019

Thursday, May 10, 2018

We loved this walk, but we did encounter some (super friendly) loose dogs near the farmhouse. They were lovely, and our (on lead) dog was delighted to meet them, but a nervous dog may not have been comfortable - one was large and very excited to have a visitor!

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Lovely. Not too busy and nice and quiet plus Skim for a beer

Sunday, September 04, 2016

We started from the Skimmington Castle PH (between points 1 & 2). Large car park behind. Enjoyed the walk!

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