The Rose and Crown Stroude Walk

MODERATE 8 reviews

The Rose and Crown Stroude Walk is a 7.1 kilometer loop trail located near Thorpe, Surrey, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 7.1 km Elevation Gain: 117 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

walking

partially paved

views

wildlife

pub walk

A circular pub walk from The Rose and Crown in Thorpe, Surrey. The Rose and Crown is a chocolate box pub with beautifully kept gardens, ideal for al-fresco dining in the summer months. The walking route heads out along bridleways to reach the old lane up to Whitehall Farm, where you will have magnificent views across the peaceful countryside. The return leg crosses fields, woodlands and follows part of an ancient sunken lane on the way back to Thorpe. The walk is fairly flat for the most part, with just a couple of slopes. The track through the derelict Whitehall Farm and the field immediately after this are heavy clay and can be sitting in a few inches of water in the winter, so the route is best reserved for the dry summer months (if you do walk after wet weather or in winter you will need wellingtons with grips). A couple of short sections can be overgrown in summer so shorts are not recommended (unless you are immune to nettles!). You will need to negotiate several kissing gates and one stile (which has an open fence surround for dogs to pass through). One of the fields you cross is likely to be holding cattle so take care with dogs. The walk also crosses a couple of roads plus a railway at an unsignalled crossing point so look and listen for trains carefully before you cross. Approximate time 2 hours.

hiking
flooded
muddy
over grown
2 months ago

Ok for a walk but too much paved path for trail running. Path hard to follow from the end of Whitehall Farm Lane to quite far after you go under the train tracks.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Great walk with a nice mix of terrain . Caution to others the derelict house and barns are no longer there. Instead they have been demolished and there is a fenced area with rubble within. The kissing gate is not accessible and So you have to head around the edge of the fence and over to the corner of the paddock where you pass under the railway.

hiking
over grown
5 months ago

hiking
over grown
5 months ago

Enjoyed the walk, especially the longer stretch after the railway bridge. It was a little bit confusing near the meadows, but we’ve made it across the tall grass.

Wed Dec 26 2018

Very, very muddy by the derelict farm, good boots needed

Sun Sep 30 2018

We found the Map directions very good. The route was quite overgrown in places. But worth it for the nice pub and coffee we had at the end. Enjoyable and easy walk.

Sun Aug 06 2017

Overgrown near first railway crossing. Scary rope swings enjoyed by teenage sons.