The Parrot, Leith Hill and Jayes Park Walk

MODERATE 3 reviews

The Parrot, Leith Hill and Jayes Park Walk is a 5.9 mile 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: 5.9 miles Elevation Gain: 925 feet Route Type: Loop


trail running


bird watching


partially paved


wild flowers


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.

3 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!

2 months ago

2 months ago

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