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Reigate Mills and Pillboxes Circular is a 4.2 mile 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.

Length 4.2 mi Elevation gain 577 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Partially paved Views Wild flowers Muddy No shade Historic site Pub walk
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Getting There

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.

The walk starts from the Reigate Heath bus stop which is on the A25, alongside the junction with Flanchford Road. For help with planning your journey by public transport please visit http://journeys.travelsmartsurrey.info. If you are coming by car, there are car parks either side of Flanchford Road, half a mile south of the A25. From the car park on the south side of Flanchford Road, join the wide sandy track running along behind the car park, and turn right to start the walk. Approximate post code RH2 8AB. Grid ref: TQ 242505.

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Teresa Freeman
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Hiking

Great with my children. 6 and 9 years. Just head straight through trees of golf course. It’s an open course so public can walk wherever safely around players.

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Alireza Mo
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Walking

I would recommend this trail as it has different type of terrains like forrest, open fields for people that playing golfs. there is beautiful windmill in the middle this place over a hill. in that you can buy beer and food and enjoy beautiful sceneries over the hill. you can bring your dog as well. the parking is free.

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Lisa Whitton
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Hiking

Lovely varied walk, a little bit confusing on the golf course, but amazing views and not too many people at the beginning of the week.

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Katie Burnell
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Hiking

A good flat walk and enjoyed walking through the heathland which was a bit different for the area. Lots of horses around and a beautiful golf course as well as two pubs, Skimmington Castle and the Black Horse which looked great for a pit stop post lockdown :)

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Georgie Patel
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Hiking

Great trail with a beautiful windmill. Did it on a sunny day and extended by a few km and it was perfect. Easy to lose the path on the golf course but you should be able to work your way back on track if you use the map.

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Emma Baldwin
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Hiking

Lovely trail with some beautiful views! Good for beginners as it's mostly flat, with only one steep hill leading up to a viewpoint with a bench where we stopped for a spot of lunch. A couple of paths were quite overgrown on one side and electric fence on the other, so that's something to be wary of. We didn't complete the whole of the Flanchard Road section due to where we parked.

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Stephanie Vale
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Walking

Nice walk, quiet in most places. We liked the mixture between woodland and field. Good viewpoints too.

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Laura Burrows
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Walking

Excellent trail with plenty of horses to see and nice views. I walked with my husband and 10 year old. Nice mixture of shaded woodland and open fields. A bit tricky to navigate through the golf course at the end.

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Helen S
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Walking

Lovely walk through paddocks and countryside.

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Shaun Masters
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Hiking

Overall nice walk. Got to see lots of animals which was a nice touch, mixture of terrain from fields to small paths. Finding the route around the golf course was abit complicated. Overall a nice short walk, took about the 2 hour mark.

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Mark Fletcher
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Hiking

Great walk, with some lovely waterside paths at times, a few stiles, lots of horses in nearby fields. Took about 1hour 25 mins with a baby carrier, definitely not pushchair friendly! Great pub near the end “Skimmington Castle” if you time it right for lunch.

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Paula Pardoe
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Great walk but as trail follows bridle way for some distance, and due to the recent rain, this was very muddy and boggy (end February). Will probably do again in dryer times, as there are interesting things along the way- Mole river and ponds etc. If you’re lucky you can buy eggs from the Granary from an honesty box. They were sold out today unfortunately.

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Barry Worth
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HikingNo shade

Loved this walk, especially as it was a sunny September day! Will definitely be doing this again.

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Kevin Whaley
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Hiking

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.

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Francesca Payten
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Hiking

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)

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Louise Aldous-Critchley
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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!

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nancy nancy
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Hiking

Lovely walk, beautiful landscapes and millpond. May 2019

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charlotte charlotte
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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!

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PaulWithey PaulWithey
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Interesting walk with the pillboxes and windmill. Easy to follow instructions!

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Andrew Kelly
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great walk. fabby x

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

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Yanru Ow
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Natalie Lupo
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Emma Williamson
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Jordan Christina
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Jordan Christina
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Lee Anderson
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Rolf S
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