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The Pheasant and Reigate Heath Walk is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Betchworth, Surrey, England that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and bird watching.

Length 2.7 mi Elevation gain 331 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Walking Bird watching Running Forest Views Historic site Pub walk
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Getting There

A circular pub walk from the Pheasant at Buckland, near Reigate in Surrey. The Pheasant is a classic old coaching inn, providing relaxed comfortable surroundings for refreshments before or after your walk. The walking route explores the adjoining Reigate Heath, a wonderful section of mixed woodland and heath, taking in a windmill and a stream which is home to a monstrous creature of legend. The walking route includes just a few climbs and descents. There are no stiles, steps or gates on route, but the path surfaces can be very sandy, deeply rutted or muddy in parts and they are also very narrow at times. The heath is home to a golf course and the route crosses fairways a few times so please show respect for the golfers by allowing them to play their shots before you cross and also look out for any stray flying golf balls. Approximate time 1 to 1.5 hours.

The Pheasant is located on the main A25 road, between Buckland and Reigate in Surrey. The pub has its own large car park or, if you are coming by bus, there is a bus stop directly outside the pub. Approximate post code RH3 7BG.

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Clare Uwins
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WalkingOver grown

Nice walk with a variety of terrain. Very flat. One area overgrown but passable

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Rachel Kelly
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Alright amble, pretty through the forest and very flat so good for all abilities! Very dog friendly, though you do walk through a golf course for a while. Pub was closed because of covid-19 but looks so nice we'll be coming back!!

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Alex Youngs
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Hiking

Great trail for all walkers and dogs, though it does get close to the open road at the beginning. Beautiful views and not too much climbing/descending.

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Stephanie Vale
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Pleasant walk, directions were very easy to follow. Dog friendly although as others have said there is quite a bit of noise from the road in parts which is a shame. Also, on the way up to the windmill there is quite a lot of bracken to try to push through. We would do again though.

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claire Baker
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The heath is beautiful but the route had a little bit too much road noise for me. Also quite busy and very muddy. overall enjoyed it very much.

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Dan P
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Nick Harvey
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Great walk, the humans and the dogs both loved it, lovely mixture of woodland, heath and open fields. And the dogs had a nice paddle in the stream which cleaned them up a bit!

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Andrew Kelly
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Great walk! :)

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Norman Fraser
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On the first page of directions the text reads “keep ahead along the right hand edge of an open meadow.” This is highly misleading. It should actually say, “Turn left through the gate and cut across the meadow.” ADMIN RESPONSE: Many thanks for getting in touch and I hope you enjoyed the walk. Thank you for leaving a comment. We always appreciate people taking the time to let us know if directions need updating (like stiles changed to gates) so that we can keep everything up to date. On this occasion, we have double checked the directions and can confirm that they are correct. The left turn you refer to is actually the following direction given (after crossing the sunken stream, where the outward and inward routes diverge), i.e. Take the path diagonally left (at 11 o'clock). If you do get confused by any of the written directions, remember to use the live GPS map to help guide you. I hope you enjoy many more walks with iFootpath in the future.

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Clare Mutsaars
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This is my new favorite walk as it has a bit of everything; views, water (for hot dogs) fields, some interesting houses/buildings and a nice pub to finish. Crossing the golf course can be tricky with golfers on the tee left and right at one point but it's worth it. It's pretty level throughout. We did the walk in an hour and 15 minutes and made it just under 3 miles.

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Simon Rushby
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Sarah Lockett
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Janet Mail
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Graze Graff
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Steve Scott
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Barry Worth
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Keeley Coop
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Peter Breach
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Kevin Daken
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Claudia Brennan
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Andrew Hill
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Roger Savill
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