Walk the Chalk is a 11.7 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Dorking, Surrey, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 11.7 km Elevation Gain: 438 m Route Type: Point to Point

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

partially paved

views

wildlife

muddy

no shade

city walk

historic site

pub walk

A linear walk from Dorking to Gomshall railway stations, via some of the finest chalk grassland in Surrey. The scenery is spectacular and the area is rich in wildlife. The return leg can be completed by a simple train or bus journey (although the services are quite infrequent, so plan your timings before you set out). This walk is published through a collaboration with Surrey County Council. The walk includes several long-steady and shorter-steep climbs and descents throughout. The paths through woodland and chalk grassland are generally firm but can get very muddy after rain and in the winter months, so good stout boots are required all year and wellingtons with grips are recommended in winter. You will need to negotiate some steps and kissing gates, but there are no stiles on route. At certain times of the year sheep and cattle are used to graze some sections of the chalk grassland as part of the conservation, so take particular care with dogs. The route is waymarked with a green/white arrow symbol with a pedestrian in the centre. Allow 3.5 hours. Refreshments are only available at the start and end of the walk. The Lincoln Arms is situated alongside Dorking Station at the start of the walk. The last half mile of the walk leads you through Gomshall where you will find a number of pubs, restaurants and shops. Ordnance Survey Maps: Explorer 146 Dorking, Box Hill and Reigate and Explorer 145 Guildford and Farnham. This walk follows public rights of way that cross public, private and National Trust land. Information is included for your interest, but please respect National Trust bylaws, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code.

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12 days ago

It’s a great walk, make sure you protect your legs from the nettles towards the end of the walk.

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21 days ago

Nice trail, worth a walk, nice views mainly walking on cobbled paths, and woodland floors. Good mixture of field/woodland. Few inclines and declines nothing major. Overgrown slightly in places. Thumbs up

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26 days ago

Great trail, with no stairs but expect quite a few steep gradients! Definitely not wheelchair accessible due to rocky terrain and kissing gates. Nevertheless, spectacular views with interesting WWII history along the chalk downs. Not many cows around but they are there. Due to the heat this weekend, there were definitely more bugs than usual. But loved it!

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2 months ago

Lovely walk, great views, mixed trail, brilliant pubs on either side too! Yeoman Inn at Dorking and The Gomshall Mill in Gomshall

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4 months ago

Much better views than I expected, and some nice spots to sit and lunch. A few pubs at the end to finish it off nicely.

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6 months ago

The sun is out! Great views and a bit of history...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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