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The Greensand Way long distance route

Greensand Way finger post

Walkers at the viewpoint on Holmbury Hill

The Greensand Way walking route starts in Haslemere, Surrey and ends, 108 miles later, at Hamstreet in Kent near the coast south of Ashford.

In Surrey, it takes the walker along paths which, in many places, give unparalleled views to the south across the Weald as well as northwards to the North Downs.

Much of the land is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB); the stretch from Hindhead to Leith Hill has formed part of the Surrey Hills AONBsince 1958, with the tower at Leith Hill being the highest point in the southeast of England.

New waymark sign on Greensand Way

There is a distinctive Greensand Way waymark sign (shown here). The whole route in Surrey has been checked and re-waymarked with the invaluable help of volunteers from the Surrey section of The Ramblers.

We have split the route in Surrey into ten sections of linear walks of between three and seven miles and provide downloadable pdfs of these below showing a map, directions and interesting features for each one.

For further general information on the route visit the Long Distance Walkers' Association and visit Explore Kent for continuation of the route into Kent.

Files available to download

  • Route Guide and map information (671.9 KB)
    Greensand Way route guide and map information
  • GW Map One (226.6 KB)
    Haslemere to Gibbet Hill, Hindhead - 3 miles
  • GW Map Two (323.8 KB)
    Hindhead to Hambledon Common - 7 miles
  • GW Map Three (340.9 KB)
    Hambledon to Grafham - 5 miles
  • GW Map Four (401.3 KB)
    Grafham to Pitch Hill - 5.5 miles
  • GW Map Five (377.7 KB)
    Pitch Hill to Broadmoor - 6.5 miles
  • GW Map Six (308.2 KB)
    Broadmoor to Deepdene, Dorking - 5.5 miles
  • GW Map Seven (367.4 KB)
    Deepdene to Reigate Park - 6 miles
  • GW Map Eight (316.7 KB)
    Reigate Park to Castle Hill - 7 miles
  • GW Map Nine (420.0 KB)
    Castle Hill to Oxted Place - 5 miles
  • GW Map Ten (399.1 KB)
    Oxted Place to county boundary just beyond Limpsfield Chart - 5.5 miles

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  • Updated: 18 Apr 2013
  • Diane Cooper
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