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The Parrot, Leith Hill and Jayes Park Walk

MODERATE 20 reviews

The Parrot, Leith Hill and Jayes Park Walk is a 9.5 kilometer loop trail located near Dorking, Surrey, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching.

Distance: 9.5 km Elevation Gain: 282 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

walking

bird watching

running

forest

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

pub walk

A circular (and decently strenuous) pub walk from The Parrot in Forest Green, Surrey. The Parrot sits proudly on the village green overlooking the cricket ground, the perfect position to fulfil its natural right as the heart of the local community. The walking route is a rewarding journey in the Surrey Hills, initially climbing north through woodland and rhododendron gardens to reach Leith Hill Tower, the highest point in South East England. The panoramic views from the hill are truly breath-taking. After descending from Leith Hill, the route leads you through rolling leafy Surrey countryside, passing through Jayes Park along the way, a beautiful estate complete with mansion house and impressive walled gardens. The walk begins with a long climb to reach Leith Hill (a total climb of about 200 metres) followed by a steep descent and then more gentle gradients for the rest of the route. It follows a mix of woodland paths and tracks plus a few grass field paths, with some stretches that can be muddy after periods of rain. There are a couple of short stretches along the edge of roads that need care. The vast majority of the route is free from livestock, but you will cross one pasture that may be holding cattle. You will need to negotiate a few gates, long flights of steps plus two stiles (both with very large dog gaps alongside). If you would prefer to avoid the stiles and pasture, you could simply use the outward leg to follow a there and back to the tower version of the route. Allow 3 hours.

hiking
4 days ago

Great walk, hard going at times to get to Leith Hill but worth the hike. Delightful pub at the end!

Good work out, first 2 miles is all incline up to leith hill and then a decline back down, through a field and forest. Really nice views up top of the hill, weather was damp so in parts have to be careful very slippery on some of the walking surface and going down the hill. Would recommend

hiking
1 month ago

Delightful walk on a glorious sunny Sunday with tea and sausage roll at Leith Hill Tower, then a pint/G&T at The Parrot at the end. Tilly the dog had a great time, seldom having to be on the lead.

hiking
1 month ago

Great walk. A couple of stretches on the road so need to be careful on a couple of the bends. Wonderful views from the top of Leith Hill. Warning re pub. The only shady area in the garden they will not serve food in.

hiking
1 month ago

Wow fantastic walk, the first part up the hill was mostly shady so was great seeing as it was a hot day, was a bit out of breath in places on the way up but was in no rush, so no problem. Fantastic views. The dogs loved it as well. Lunch at the Parrot was excellent, great pub and atmosphere.

hiking
2 months ago

An excellent walk with spectacular views. Moderately strenuous in places but worth the climb. Parrot pub is excellent. The best we have found in the area so far...

hiking
2 months ago

Did this walk last week and really enjoyed it. The waypoints are excellent and we liked how the writer had put in extras e.g where you can see Leith Hill Tower from. Some steep hills at points but so worth it at the end!

6 months ago

This was a lovely walk with our very energetic dog. Beware, we encountered a field of sheep as we descended Leith Hill and the electrified fencing was blocking the footpath. The Parrot was a great ending to the walk as the food and service was very good, and they welcomed our very dirty dog!

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