The Hurtwood and Pitch Hill is a 3.6 mile loop trail located near Cranleigh, Surrey, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Horses are also able to use this trail.

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A circular walk around The Hurtwood, a unique and beautiful world of heath and forest in the heart of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Hurtwood is a stunning mix of magical pine woods and heaths, ponds and glades, wildlife and wilderness. The walking route heads north to reach the picturesque village of Peaslake, before returning through the woodland and climbing to the summit of Pitch Hill offering stunning views over the South Downs. The route follows forest tracks which can be muddy after periods of wet weather. There are several climbs and descents throughout and some of the paths are narrow and uneven with tree roots. There are no stiles or gates on route, just a few staggered barriers. Dogs are welcome in the Hurtwood. You are likely to be sharing some of the paths with horse riders and mountain bikers. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours.

The walk starts and finishes from Car Park 3 (managed by the Friends of the Hurtwood), the Pitch Hill Car Park, which is accessed from Ride Way (the road linking the villages of Shere and Ewhurst). Head south out of Shere, on Hound House Road. The car park is about 3 miles along on the left (soon after the road becomes Ride Way and before you reach the Windmill pub/restaurant), through a pair of metal vehicle gates. Nearest post code GU6 7NN.

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Sharda Bali
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Circumnavigation of the hill. A few steep spots but very pretty. Watch out for a multitude of very polite mountain bikers!

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sophie tyler
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Colin Evans
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Good walk, plenty of open woodland ending with the great views from Pitch Hill

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Robert Banaszkiewicz
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Paddy Keegan
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Kim Robson
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Lovely walk through the trees and up to the most amazing views

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Martin Maloney
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Freddie Byrne
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Becky Herbert
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Louis Barker
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Ajay Panigrahi
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Isabelle Lietar
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Pierre User
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Denbeigh Knight
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