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The Wheatsheaf and Esher Commons Walk

MODERATE 18 reviews

The Wheatsheaf and Esher Commons Walk is a 8.4 kilometer loop trail located near Esher, Surrey, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

Distance: 8.4 km Elevation Gain: 215 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

bird watching

partially paved

river

views

historic site

pub walk

A circular pub walk from The Wheatsheaf on Esher Green in Esher, Surrey. The Wheatsheaf is a 200-year-old inn which has been lovingly restored into a smart community pub, the perfect place for refreshments before or after your walk. The walking route heads down Esher High Street before crossing the golf course into West End to reach Esher Commons. The paths through West End Common, Esher Common and Arbrook Common provide a beautifully peaceful journey with plenty of wildlife to enjoy. The walk has several climbs and descents throughout, but there are only a couple of steep sections. Several of the paths in the commons are surfaced with stone, but the unmade stretches can become muddy in the winter and after periods of rain. It is easy to get lost in the commons, so it is recommended using the live GPS map within Alltrails to help with navigation. You will need to negotiate several gates, a shallow set of steps plus one narrow sleeper bridge (just two planks wide). There are a couple of road crossings that need care, although visibility is good. There is no livestock on the route and dogs are welcome on the commons, in fact they are a popular dog walking area. Allow 2.5 hours.

Have to give this one a 3 stars, few different reasons the start of the trail about a mile of roadway on the pavement, the car parking where you have to pay. I’d recommend starting the walk at Arbrook common car park as it’s free, rather than parking in town, you go straight in the woods from there which are stunning and 5 stars, beautiful part of the walk, there’s a part about 4 miles in where is overgrown with stinging nettles 9.7.2019 where would of been easier if the route just took you straight on in the first place, we back tracked back and took that path.

hiking
1 month ago

Far too much concrete, about 30% road walking which is a pity. We need to try to devise our own just on the commons and along the stream, which is lovely. Thanks for introducing us to this area. The Wheatsheaf is a gem! Jan

Lovely walk but a bit too much 'town' for me.

Very nice walk and would definitely recommend it to anyone! It starts and finishes in the Esher town passing beautiful area with big, expensive houses. However, most of the walk is out in a countryside, going through gorgeous woodlands, passing some lakes and parks.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Very nice walk on a sunny afternoon on a autumn Sunday. The scene was simply stunning. The food at the pub is also very nice. recommended to book in advance if on a weekend.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Beautiful walk in the autumn!!

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