Ripley Ramble is a 7.6 kilometer loop trail located near Ripley, Surrey, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

Distance: 7.6 km Elevation Gain: 194 m Route Type: Loop


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A circular walk from the village of Ripley, taking in Papercourt Reservoir, open fields and a short stretch of the River Wey Navigation. This walk is published through a collaboration with the Surrey County Council. The walk is almost entirely flat. The paths are all unmade, following the edge of waterways and fields, and can get very muddy at times so good boots are required, or wellingtons with grips in the winter months. You will need to negotiate a number of footbridges, some kissing gates plus three stiles (all of which have gaps within the adjacent fencing for dogs to pass through). Whilst the majority of the fields are arable, you will need to cross one field which is likely to be holding Dexter cattle. The field is very large (and the crossing relatively short), but do take the usual care with dogs in this field. Allow 2.5 hours. There are public toilets in the car park at the start of the walk and plenty of options for refreshments in Ripley High Street before or after your walk. Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer 145 Guildford and Farnham. 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.

4 months ago

Lovely walk on a dry summer day. Paths all clear although we avoided section between 2 and 3 as first part starting at allotments was a bit overgrown. Thank you to those who look after the paths and provide great map and directions. You are appreciated.

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5 months ago

Some nice views of the lake and canal, but lots of badly overgrown footpaths.

Sun Aug 12 2018

There are some nettles but much of the path has been cleared. Behind the Tannery is a lovely ‘garden’ with picnic benches. Maybe the business park staff created it. We sat for a while and enjoyed it. It’s mostly a good walk but the Newark Road was very busy and fast so I would have chosen to park near the reservoir for the walk then visit lovely Ripley for refreshments.

Sat Sep 02 2017

Not a walk to do in shorts - lots of it overgrown with nettles and brambles!

Sun Aug 20 2017

Did not enjoy. at least two miles covered in nettles and brambles and alongside large corn filed so no views anywhere, one to avoid in late summer.

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