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The Greensand Way long distance route

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 AONB since 1958, with the tower at Leith Hill being the highest point in the southeast of England.

There is a distinctive Greensand Way waymark sign in Surrey, which is a drawing of Leith Hill Tower. The whole route in Surrey is checked and maintained regularly with the invaluable help of volunteers from the Surrey section of The Ramblers. Any issues that a walker comes across can be reported using our online fault reporting form. 

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, with information on public transport and refreshment stops where available. 

PDFs have been provided at low resolution, if you need them in higher resolution for improved map quality, please email exploresurrey@surreycc.gov.uk.

For further general information on the route read the Greensand Way route guide pdf shown below, visit the Long Distance Walkers' Association and visit Explore Kent for continuation of the route into Kent.

Files available to download

  • Updated: 22 Nov 2016
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