The Hurtwood and Winterfold Hill

MODERATE 1 reviews

The Hurtwood and Winterfold Hill is a 6.9 kilometer loop trail located near Cranleigh, Surrey, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 6.9 km Elevation Gain: 250 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

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 begins on Winterfold Hill, with its stunning views to the south, from where it heads north to follow a beautiful old sunken path before cutting back through the heart of Winterfold Wood. The route follows forest tracks and paths plus a couple of field paths all of which can be very muddy after periods of wet weather, so good waterproof boots are recommended. There are several climbs and descents throughout. Dogs are welcome in the Hurtwood. You are likely to be sharing some of the paths with horse riders and mountain bikers. You will need to negotiate 3 stiles (all of which have open fence surrounds for dogs to pass through), plus a number of gates and a flight of steps. One field which you pass through may be holding horses. Allow 2 to 2.5 hours.

4 months ago

Woodland walk with two nice viewpoints, a long sunken path, large patch of bluebells (late April) and lots of mountain bike paths.

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