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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 that is 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 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 Railway 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 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 Railway 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 Lake, open fields and a short stretch of the River Wey Navigation.

  • Start/Finish - Ripley Green free car park (GU23 6AN)
  • Distance - 7.5km (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 - 5.5km (3.5 miles)
  • Time - Allow 1.5 hours
  • Difficulty - Easy terrain

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Leatherhead Common Walk

An easy access 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 circular 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 - NT Denbies Hillside car park (RH5 6SP) Non-members charge
  • 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 station (KT22 7SQ) /Dorking station (RH4 1HF) charges apply
  • Distance - 10 km (6 miles)
  • Time - Allow 3 hours (plus train journey)
  • Difficulty - Moderate terrain

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Horsley Woodland Trail

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

  • Start/Finish - Horsley railway station (KT24 6QX) charges apply
  • 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 railway station (KT24 5HX) charges apply
  • 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 Margery Lane car park (KT20 7BD) Non-members charge
  • Distance - 4.5km (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 - 6.5km (4 miles)
  • Time - Allow 2 hours
  • Difficulty - Moderate terrain

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