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The Duke of Wellington and Sheepleas Walk is a 3.1 mile loop trail located near Leatherhead, Surrey, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running.

Length 3.1 mi Elevation gain 544 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Walking Running Forest Partially paved Views Wild flowers Historic site Pub walk
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A circular pub walk from the Duke of Wellington in East Horsley, Surrey. The Duke of Wellington is an ancient country pub with stunning Lovelace architecture, making it the ideal setting for refreshments before or after your walk. The walking route gives you chance to enjoy the fine architecture of Horsley Towers and West Horsley Place, before climbing onto the lower chalk slopes of the North Downs to enjoy the woodland and grassland of Sheepleas. This historic site has beautiful displays of bluebells and cowslips in the spring and gives stunning far-reaching views to the London skyline. The walking route has several steady climbs and descents throughout and follows roadside pavements plus unmade paths through woodland and grassland (which are uneven in part and can get muddy). Sheepleas is criss-crossed by many intersecting paths, so the map on Alltrails will be the best tool for navigation. There are no stiles, steps, kissing gates or livestock on route, but you will need to negotiate one simple swing gate and one staggered barrier. With this in mind, the route would be suitable for rugged pushchairs after periods of dry weather, assuming you can handle the slopes. You will need to cross the A246 twice, so take care of traffic at these points. Allow 1.5 hours.

The Duke of Wellington is situated in East Horsley, on the A246 between Leatherhead and Guildford. Set back from the Guildford Road, it is just across the road from the prominent former gatehouse to Horsley Towers, with its mock-medieval turrets. The pub has its own car park alongside. If this is full, there is nearby street parking along St Martins Close, turn onto the B2039 (signed to St Martin's Church) alongside the pub and then take the first left into St Martins Close. If you are coming by public transport, there are bus stops directly outside the pub on the A246 or Horsley rail station is a one mile walk away. Approximate post code KT24 6AA.

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Clare Uwins
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Walking

Nice woodland walk, lots of birds and some good views, London view points visible on a clear day but a little overgrown. Toilets at the shell garage opposite the pub and parking on the road behind the pub however if I was going to do this walk again I would park at the church at west hoathly as it removes the first 1/2 mile of walking alongside the road. Very quiet paths

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Brian DCruz
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Very enjoyable and peaceful walk on a still October Sunday, rounded off with a nice pint of Shere Drop. Shame about the view from the viewpiont though. I think London landmarks would only be visible when all leaves have fallen.

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C Eastwood
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Kim Robson
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Hiking

A great little trail and we took the dog along this time! Some of the staggered gates have been knocked down so watch out for that. But simple to follow. Viewpoint not as great as it’s sounds

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Jasmine Inman
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Hiking

Not too steep, very child friendly. if only dog owners could be more responsible about picking up after their dogs.

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Andrew Litchfield
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The narrow pavement along the busy road make the first and last sections of the walk a bit stressful if walking with nervous dogs or young children. Apart from that it was a pleasant walk with gentle gradients on wide paths through the Sheepleas woodland. The walk is mainly through fairly dense woods so there is not much opportunity for views, other than at the millennium viewpoint and a couple of brief glimpses at other points.

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judith hoogma
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Lovely walk with dog and children and happy ending at pub. would suggest starting at parking behind st Marys because of busy road.

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hugh rogers
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We started from the large car park behind St Mary's church, which cut out the walk along the main road. In early May the cowslips were astonishing, although the bluebells must have finished early.

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Helen Lancaster
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We did this walk today. Instructions were very easy to follow. There was one fingerpost missing in section 4-5 at the staggered barrier, but it was pretty obvious to turn left down the hill. Between sections 3-4 the sign post to Green Dene Car park was broken off and on the floor beside the post, but again easy to still follow instructions. Whilst we didnt eat at the pub on this occasion, we went for a drink and we would certainly eat there next time. A most enjoyable 1.5 hours. Thank you.

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Helen Mateer
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Diane Robertson
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Lorna Kirk
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Graham Pegden
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Barny Self
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Richard Green
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Richard Cusden
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