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Downlands Partnership – countryside walks and events

Marion's guided walks 2017

Downlands Partnership volunteer Marion Davis leads enjoyable, informative countryside walks in the Downlands Partnership area throughout the year. Dogs are allowed if on leads. All walks finish at the start point. Walks are free but donations to our registered charity partner the Downlands Trust are very welcome. Paths may be muddy at any time of the year, so please wear stout footwear/boots plus suitable outdoor clothing for getting out in the countryside. Please call 01883 341140 for any further information.

New guided walk dates for autumn 2017 will be uploaded shortly

Self-guided walk leaflets available to enjoy

The Downlands Partnership promotes and maintains a wide range of lovely countryside walk routes across NE Surrey and in to Croydon and Sutton, which are accompanied by descriptive self-guided walk leaflets. All leaflets are available in hard copy format and some are also available to download as pdfs, as detailed below. To request your free hard copies please send an email with your requirements and postal address to: downlands@surreycc.gov.uk or call 01737 733931. Please allow up to two weeks to receive your leaflets.


Walk/LeafletDistanceDescription
Banstead Woods Nature Trail 2 miles

iFootpath Explore Surrey Collection downloadable trail directions with photos below. Downloadable version of the full paper leaflet also available below. Large ancient woodland, a SSSI, varied habitats, beautiful bluebells in springtime.

Banstead Countryside Walk 5.5 miles

Trail with varied habitats to explore, traversing the wider countryside around Banstead Woods, including glorious chalk grassland on Chipstead Downs.

Route overview and map downloadable below (A4 digital only format). Please follow the signposts and waymarks on the route options to enjoy this walk - they are clearly branded with the walk symbol.

Sutton Countryside Walk 5 miles

Farmland and woodland, passing by Old Lodge Farm, Little Woodcote Estate (near Carshalton/Woodmansterne), smallholdings and Mayfield Lavender, the field is a stunning shade of purple during summer months.

Oaks Park Nature Trail 2 miles

Stroll through Oaks Park (near Banstead) with meadows woodland, great for families. Allow 1.5-2 hours to enjoy the full trail.

Blanchman's Farm Nature Trail 0.6 miles

Easy Access trail - lovely community wildlife area in Warlingham with disabled access.

North Downs Ridge Circular Walk 7 miles

Enjoy the nationally protected landscape of the Surrey Hills AONB from/to Reigate Hill (Wray Lane car park). Spectacular views can be seen across the Weald to the South Downs.

Shabden and Upper Gatton Parks Circular Walk 7 miles

Walk through Surrey's most scenic countryside, starting at Chipstead Meads Recreation Ground.

Town and Down Circular Walk 5 miles

Takes you across two of Surrey's most historic sites: Nork Park and Banstead Downs. A gentle two hour amble starting at Nork Park car park.

Millennium Trail 18 miles

A long distance sectioned path from Banstead to Horley.

Dorking to Gomshall: Walk the Chalk 7 miles

A linear station to station walk, through some of the finest chalk grassland in Surrey. iFootpath Explore Surrey Collection downloadable directions, as well as walks leaflet download available below.

Downlands Circular Walk 6 or 3 miles Two starting point options in Coulsdon: Fox PH or Farthing Downs car park. Three mile walk available on iFootpath Explore Surrey Collection. Explores the beautiful chalk grassland across Happy Valley. A very popular walk.
Warlingham Countryside Walks Various

This leaflet was produced by Warlingham Parish Council with the support of several local people, the Downlands Partnership and grant funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

Woldingham Countryside Walk 5.5 miles Begins and ends at Woldingham station. Traverses the beautiful valleys and views along the Surrey Hills AONB. New downloadable A4 version available below.
Easy Access Trail to Colley Hill 1/4 mile access path

Access to Reigate and Colley Hills was improved in 2012 for people with disabilities, elderly people and parents with pushchairs. The new path at Margery Wood was surfaced by the Downlands Partnership through Heritage Lottery funding to provide a hard surface, allowing everyone to access the chalk grassland at Colley Hill and to see amazing views across the Weald to the South Downs. Downloadable version available below, as well as directions from iFootpath Explore Surrey Collection.

Sanderstead to Whyteleafe Countryside Area (SWCA) leaflet

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Showcasing this beautiful countryside area which extends from the chalk downland of Sanderstead through open fields and woodland to the Bourne river valley and Whyteleafe, Surrey.

London LOOP Linear Walks Pack - South London Section 1-8

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Explore the London Outer Orbital Path, south of the Thames, traversing Surrey and beyond, covering Old Bexley Village, through West Wickham, Coulsdon, Banstead and Bourne Hall to Kingston-upon-Thames. Walk leaflets for sections 4, 5, 7 and 8 are also still available individually.

East Horley Circular Walk 5.7 miles

This walk begins and ends in Langshott, Horley. Produced by the Gatwick Greenspace Partnership for Reigate & Banstead Borough Council. Downloadable version available below, as well as directions from iFootpath Explore Surrey Collection.

We hope you enjoy the walks; please do let the Downlands team have any feedback and comments on the leaflets and routes.

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