The White Hart and Shabden Park Walk

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The White Hart and Shabden Park Walk is a 4.5 kilometer loop trail located near Chipstead, Surrey, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 4.5 km Elevation Gain: 146 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

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bird watching

wild flowers

pub walk

A circular pub walk from the White Hart in Chipstead, Surrey. This classic pub offers a great choice of real ales and wines to accompany tasty meals from fresh and local ingredients. The village lies on the top of the North Downs and provides the perfect access point to explore the surrounding countryside of mature trees, hedgerows, open fields, rolling hills and farmland. The route follows a loop around Shabden Park, a working farm which is famed for its sweeping views of rolling hills, sheep-grazed valleys, wildflowers and butterflies. The route is fairly strenuous with several climbs and descents throughout and the woodland and field paths, whilst mainly firm, can get a little muddy after periods of rain and in winter. There are no stiles but several kissing gates to negotiate. Most of the park is a working farm and the valley fields are used to graze sheep and cattle so close all gates after you and take particular care with dogs. The long section through Long Plantation is fenced and so dogs can be let off the lead for this stretch. Allow 1 to 1.5 hours.

hiking
1 month ago

Not the best, but nice meadows, wild flowers, lots of sheep (and sheep dung). Good for a variety of woodland and open fields. Nice to finish with a pint and some food at the pub.

hiking
2 months ago

The route leads through fields full of sheep in every season so dogs on the lead and so is a bit boring for them. There is a gate which isn’t easy for bigger dogs, make sure you can lift yours over. The pub is posh but needs booking in advance as it can be busy.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Useful bonus: if you decide to eat inside then dogs are allowed too in most of the pub.

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