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The Star and Ashtead Common Walk is a 4.1 mile loop trail located near Leatherhead, Surrey, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 4.1 mi Elevation gain 541 ft Route type Loop
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A circular pub walk from The Star, near Leatherhead in Surrey. The Star is perfectly placed for exploring the adjacent common and on fine days there are gorgeous gardens and decking to enjoy some alfresco dining. The walking route explores the stunning Ashtead Common National Nature Reserve, with views across open countryside, large expanses of ancient woodland and pretty lakes along the way. The route has just a few steady but long climbs and descents. Some of the paths (including those on the first stretch to the ponds) are relatively firm tracks with just some surface mud, but after this point the woodland paths and grassy rides can become fairly soft/muddy in winter and after periods of rain. There are no stiles or gates on route. You will be sharing many of the forest tracks with horse riders and cyclists. Dogs are welcome in the common as long as they are kept under control. Approximate time 2 hours.

The walk starts and finishes at The Star pub on the A243 Kingston Road, just three minutes north of Junction 9 of the M25. The Star has its own large car park. Approximate post code KT22 0DP.

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Piranaven Thayaparan
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Andrew Jordan
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Sean Lynskey
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Very pleasant shortish work.

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Catherine West
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Really nice walk through some woodland and via the ponds. Took about 1.5 hours, about 9,800 steps for those counting! Muddy in places but lots of stone footpaths and wide bridleways around the route.

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Holly Clemens
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Throughly enjoyable work and even if you go the wrong way, easy to get back and still have an easy walk.

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Stephen Wallace
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Pleasant, flat walk through woodland and the common. Lovely view across the ponds and very peaceful.

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Amanda Conner
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A nice 5km loop and an easy pathway to follow.

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Lorna Kirk
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Great for dogs and pathed walkways Quite a lot of cyclists so best to go off track where you can

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sue black
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Extremely muddy!

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Sean W49
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I started the route at the Ashtead end, with plenty of parking in neighbouring roads. Somehow I managed to miss the path to the pond, so had another bit of a re-route. Ashtead Common is a lovely area for walking, riding and cycling; even in the rain. I’ve only given the route 3 stars because there are much better paths for hikers, which will keep you away from the mountain bikers and horse riders. The area is definitely 5 stars though, with lots to see and explore.

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Gary Roche
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Peaceful trail mostly through woodland but little variation in scenery

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Oliver Fifield
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Lizzie Pryor
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Very good :) I live in Epsom so it isn’t that far away and its a nice get away trip

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Priyesh Priyesh
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incredibly muddy in patches. not the most interesting walk, but ponds might be nice on a good day

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ben creagh-brown
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Exceedingly muddy today

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Craig Bryant
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Louise Matson
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Hajo Roozendaal
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Hajo Roozendaal
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Adrian Hunter
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Jojo Warne
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Dave3312 Dave3312
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Tracy Clarke
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David Maddison
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Dave3312 Dave3312
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Antonio Mori
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Adam Palmer
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Per-Arne Johnsen
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Sean W49
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Sophie Rae Coop
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