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.

Distance: 4.1 miles Elevation Gain: 541 feet Route Type: Loop

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nature trips

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bird watching

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

historic site

pub walk

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.

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2 months ago

Extremely muddy!

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7 months ago

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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8 months ago

Peaceful trail mostly through woodland but little variation in scenery

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9 months ago

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10 months ago

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

Sun Mar 03 2019

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

Fri Apr 13 2018

Exceedingly muddy today

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