The Lower Mole Project will not be organising any guided walks this year, however the Living Woodlands Project will be so take a look at what they are planning. In the meantime several of our routes have leaflets for you to follow the trails yourself, please see below for information on these.
The Lower Mole Project promotes five walking routes within its area. All of these routes have leaflets showing the route and most of them are waymarked as well. We have published the walk route as a pdf file below, please click on the wording in green below each walk to download this. Enjoy your walk!
A 15 mile linear route linking the Thames Path National Trail at Kingston with the North Downs Way National Trail at Westhumble. The route follows the green corridor, which joins the urban area of Kingston with the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The route links with public transport at several points, so you don't have to walk it all at once! The leaflet includes a description of the route to follow from north to south and a map, plus information about features along the route. This route is waymarked with a distinctive logo along its full length.
Sections of the route are suitable for pushchairs and for those of limited mobility, details are included in the leaflet. The Thames Down Link has received the London Walking Forum's Seal of Approval for the standard of its waymarking, leaflet and information panels.
A 5 mile circular route through the countryside south of Chessington. The route passes through Horton Country Park, Epsom Common and over the top of Winey Hill. The leaflet includes a map of the route and information about features encountered along the way. The route is waymarked with a distinctive logo.
A 5 mile circular route through the countryside south of Cobham. The route passes through meadows beside the River Mole, past Chatley Heath Semaphore Tower and through farmland. The leaflet includes a description of the route to follow, a map of the route and information about features encountered along the way. The public rights of way used by the route are signed, but there is no distinctive waymarking.
A 3 mile circular route through the countryside north of Leatherhead. The route passes through Teazel Wood and across Ashtead Common National Nature Reserve. The leaflet includes a description of the route to follow, a map of the route and information about features encountered along the way. The route is waymarked with green arrows.
A 6 mile linear route linking Leatherhead and Dorking, taking in part of the North Downs Way National Trail. Visit two historic market towns and the outstanding countryside of the Mole Gap, including England's largest vineyard. Catch the train to Leatherhead and follow the trail to Dorking; the silver arrows will show you the way. The leaflet includes a description of the route to follow and a map of the route. The route is waymarked with silver arrows. Please contact us for a leaflet
Alternatively, all of these leaflets, including maps are available free by sending an SAE (A5 size) to: The Lower Mole Countryside Management Project, 2 West Park Farmhouse, Horton Country Park, Horton Lane, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8PL.
The Project supports Epsom and Ewell Health Walks, a programme of free walks in Epsom and Ewell open to everyone. The walks are easy going and most last about an hour. All the walks will be led by Walking For Health Initiative trained walk leaders.
An opportunity to improve your health and fitness, enjoy the countryside and meet new people. Walks will start slowly and gradually increase pace to a faster walk for about 30 minutes, followed by a gradual slow down. You will be able to tell that you are benefiting from this activity if you breathe a little faster, feel warmer and have a slightly faster heart beat.
For more details (including the current programme) on Epsom and Ewell Health Walks or for information on how to become a volunteer walks leader please contact:
Leisure Developments Team
Phone: 01372 732000
A 150 mile route around London, promoted by the London Walking Forum. The route is divided into sections of between 4 and 7 miles, with transport links at regular intervals.
The southern stretch, from Erith on the Thames, through the countryside on the southern border of London to the Thames again at Kingston, is fully open. It is waymarked with a distinctive logo and there is a pack of leaflets available for sections 1 to 8.
The leaflets include a map of the route, a description of the route to follow, transport link information and information on points of interest along the way.
The leaflet pack is available by contacting the Downlands Countryside Management Project at email@example.com or tel: 01737 737700.
See the London Walking Forum for walks throughout London.