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The Duke of Wellington and Sheepleas Walk

EASY 2 reviews

The Duke of Wellington and Sheepleas Walk is a 5.0 kilometer 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 trail running.

DISTANCE
5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
166 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

partially paved

views

wild flowers

historic site

pub walk

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.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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.

Saturday, April 07, 2018

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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