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East Surrey self guided walks

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Tadworth Horses and Downs

A circular walk from Tadworth rail station, exploring the rolling hills of this beautiful area which is dominated by all things equestrian. Stunning views to London.

Start / Finish

Tadworth rail station (KT20 5AE)

Distance 9.5 km (6 miles)
Time Allow 3 hours
Difficulty *** Challenging terrain

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Banstead Countryside Walk

A circular walk around the Banstead countryside, close to Chipstead. This beautiful route follows paths through chalk grassland, mixed woodlands and open farmland, all rich habitats for a range of wildlife and flowers.

Start/Finish Holly Lane free car park (CR5 3NR)
Distance 8.5km (5 miles)
Time Allow 3 hours
Difficulty *** Challenging terrain

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Banstead Woods Nature Trail

A gently undulating circular walk discovering the hidden secrets and natural wonders of Banstead Woods, 250 acres of ancient woodland. Banstead Woods' recorded history stretches back for nearly a thousand years, to the time of the Domesday Book in 1086.

Start / Finish

Holly Lane free car park (CR5 3NR)

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

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Farthing Downs and Happy Valley

An undulating circular walk near Coulsdon, taking in the beautiful rolling chalk grassland of Farthing Downs and Happy Valley.

Start / Finish

Farthing Downs free car park (CR5 1DA)

Distance 5 km (3 miles)
Time Allow 1.5 hours
Difficulty ** Moderate terrain inc. several climbs and descents

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Godstone Paths, Ponds and Churches

A fairly easy circular walk from the pretty village of Godstone, taking you on a simple loop through the surrounding fields and lanes via old mills and the adjacent village of Tandridge.

Start / Finish

Godstone parish free car park (RH9 8DU)

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

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Dormans Park

An enjoyable 'rail to ramble' walk from Dormans Station. The walk crosses Lingfield Park racecourse and golf course, passes through the Dormans Park estate and past the Cook's Pond Viaduct.

Start / Finish

Dormans station (limited parking)

Distance 7 km (4.5 miles)
Time Allow 2 hours
Difficulty ** Moderate terrain inc. a few steady gradients

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Limpsfield Loop

An 8km (5 mile) circular walk near the village of Limpsfield in Surrey (close to the Kent border). The walk explores several sections of woodland common, including High Chart and Limpsfield Common, set along the slopes of the Greensand Ridge.

Start / Finish NT Free Moorhouse car park, Moorhouse Road (TN16 2ES)
Distance 8 km (5 miles)
Time Allow 2.5 hours
Difficulty *** Challenging terrain

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Over the Downs to Oxted Mill

An enjoyable 'rail to ramble' LINEAR walk through the North Downs from Woldingham station. The route goes through ancient woodland and chalk grassland, both rich in wild flowers, and there are good views towards the south coast over the Sussex Weald.

Start / Finish

Woldingham Rail Station (CR3 7LT)/ Hurst Green Rail Station

Distance 8.5 km (5.5 miles)
Time Allow 3 hours
Difficulty *** Challenging terrain inc. a few climbs and descents

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Corner of Four Counties

A tranquil walk through rural Surrey passing close to the neighbouring counties of Kent, East Sussex and West Sussex. The route passes a number of farms, past fields of sheep, cattle and horses and through woodland.

Start / Finish

Bus stop outside the Plough Inn (RH7 6PS)

Distance 8.5 km (5.5 miles)
Time Allow 3 hours
Difficulty *** Challenging terrain inc. a few climbs and descents

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Woldingham Circular

An enjoyable circular walk from Woldingham station. Woldingham sits in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is surrounded by steep hills and sweeping valleys.

Start / Finish

Woldingham Rail Station (CR3 7LT)

Distance 5.5 km (3.5 miles)
Time Allow 1.5 hours
Difficulty *** Challenging terrain with several climbs and descents

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Staffhurst Wood

An easy circular walk exploring Staffhurst Wood (near Limpsfield), a beautiful old woodland which is popular with families and dog walkers and which bursts into a glorious display of bluebells in the late spring.

Start / Finish

St Silvan's free car park (RH8 0RS)

Distance 3 km (2 miles)
Time Allow 1.5 hours
Difficulty * Easy flat terrain

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Discover Gatton

An easy circular walk around Gatton Park, a beautiful area of parkland designed by Lancelot Capability Brown, giving you a glimpse into its diverse history.

Start / Finish

Wray Lane countryside free car park (RH2 0HX)

Distance 3.5 km (2 miles)
Time Allow 1.5 hours
Difficulty * Moderate terrain

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