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Central Surrey self guided walks

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Puttenham Circular

A gently undulating circular walk starting from Puttenham Common, passing through farmland and woodland. The walk passes the Palladian mansion Puttenham Priory, and through the village of Puttenham along the foot of the Hog's Back ridge.

Start / Finish

Puttenham Common free top car park (GU3 1BG)

Distance 5 km (3 miles)
Time Allow 1.5 hours
Difficulty *** Challenging terrain

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Tillingbourne at Work

An undulating walk in the Surrey Hills, passing through farmland, woodland and parkland. The route crosses the Tillingbourne stream, which used to power a number of powder, paper and corn mills in the area. Part of the walk follows the Pilgrims Way, running from Winchester to Canterbury.

Start / Finish

Chilworth Rail Station (GU5 9BG)

Distance 12.5 km (8 miles)
Time Allow 4 hours
Difficulty *** Challenging terrain

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Tillingbourne at Work (shorter version)

An undulating walk in the Surrey Hills, passing through farmland, woodland and parkland. The route crosses the Tillingbourne stream, which used to power a number of powder, paper and corn mills in the area.

Start / Finish

Chilworth Rail Station (GU5 9BG)

Distance 7 km (4.5 miles)
Time Allow 2.5 hours
Difficulty *** Challenging terrain

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Ripley Ramble

A flat circular walk from the village of Ripley, taking in Papercourt Reservoir, open fields and a short stretch of the River Wey Navigation.

Start / Finish

Ripley Green free car park (GU23 6AN)

Distance 7.5 km (5 miles)
Time Allow 2.5 hours
Difficulty ** Moderate terrain

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Brentmoor Heath and Donkey Town

A circular easy access walk around Brentmoor Heath near West End, Woking, taking in beautiful sections of heath and woodland.

Start / Finish

Brentmoor Heath free car park (GU24 9PZ)

Distance 5.5 km (3.5 miles)
Time Allow 1.5 hours
Difficulty * Easy terrain

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Leatherhead Common Walk

An easy access 3 mile (5km) circular walk to the north of Leatherhead. The majority of the walk is in woodland but there are contrasting open areas too. The route is waymarked by timber finger posts with distinctive green arrows.

Start / Finish

Tesco supermarket car park (KT22 0EF)

Distance 5 km (3 miles)
Time Allow 2 hours
Difficulty * Easy terrain

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Prospects of Polesden

An undulating walk from Ranmore Common in the Surrey Hills, through part of the National Trust estate of Polesden Lacey. There are good views of the Mole Gap, London and on a clear day, the South Downs.

Start / Finish

National Trust Denbies Hillside car park (RH5 6SP)

Distance 8 km (5 miles)
Time Allow 2.5 hours
Difficulty *** Challenging terrain

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Mole Gap Trail

LINEAR WALK. Take the train for a wonderful day out in some of the most beautiful countryside in the south east, offering the opportunity to visit two historic market towns as well as England's largest vineyard. Look for the silver metal arrows that will guide you along this walk to Dorking.

Start / Finish

Leatherhead rail station / Dorking rail station (KT22 7SQ)

Distance 10 km (6 miles)
Time Allow 3 hours (plus train journey back)
Difficulty ** Moderate terrain

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Horsley Woodland Trail

An undulating circular walk exploring the woodlands and open spaces of East and West Horsley and Effingham, including the Sheepleas. The route also takes you past a number of the beautiful flint bridges built by Lord Lovelace in the 1800s.

Start / Finish

Horsley rail station (KT24 6QX)

Distance 12 km (7.5 miles)
Time Allow 4 hours
Difficulty *** Challenging terrain

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Effingham Circular

A gently undulating walk starting from Effingham Junction rail station. The route passes through woodland, farmland and over several commons.

Start / Finish

Effingham Junction rail station (KT24 5HX)

Distance 7 km (4.5 miles)
Time Allow 2.5 hours
Difficulty *** Moderate terrain

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Friday Street Hammer Trail

A circular walk with gentle climbs from Friday Street, near Dorking, taking in the Wotton Estate with great views plus rivers, hammer ponds, mills, farms and churches to enjoy along the way.

Start / Finish

Friday Street free car park (RH5 6JR)

Distance 10 km (6 miles)
Time Allow 4 hours
Difficulty *** Challenging terrain

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Reigate and Colley Hill

An easy access walk along the North Downs Way with spectacular views, taking in Colley Hill and Reigate Hill and visiting the attractions of Reigate Fort and the Inglis Memorial.

Start / Finish

National Trust car park (KT20 7BD)

Distance 4.5 km (3 miles)
Time Allow 1.5 hours
Difficulty * Easy terrain

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Reigate Mills and Pillboxes

An enjoyable circular walk from Reigate Heath, passing Reigate Heath windmill, Wonham Mill and pillboxes built during the Second World War. There are good views along the walk to the North Downs.

Start / Finish

Reigate Heath bus stop (RH2 8AB)

Distance 6.5 km (4 miles)
Time Allow 2 hours
Difficulty ** Moderate terrain

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