Great walks in Surrey this spring
Published: 29 March 2019
Head outdoors and explore
The arrival of spring brings warmer weather, flourishing wildlife and nature in full bloom, which means it's the perfect time to head outdoors to explore the countryside.
Whether it's a walk, stroll, cycling route or the perfect location for a day out with friends or family, get some fresh spring air and boost your physical and mental health with a walk in Surrey's countryside.
Wondering where to start? Check out our selection of seasonal walks:
Silent Pool and St Martha's Hill
A vast amount of woodland, lots of wildlife and a magical pond is what makes this Surrey spot a favourite. The six mile trail follows the Pilgrims' Way and features the 19th century church of St Martha.
Ramble around Ewhurst
Who doesn't enjoy seeing bluebells in spring? This five mile walk explores the beautiful countryside around Ewhurst, open landscapes, pretty streams and in the spring a stunning display of bluebells. There are a few steady climbs throughout with a mixture of path and track.
Godalming and Eashing
Explore the area surrounding the River Wey west of Godalming town which includes scenic woodlands and the medieval stone bridge in Eashing. This four mile circular walk is not recommended for young children as a small section runs alongside a busy road.
Friday Street Hammer trail
Although six miles, this walk is a fairly easy one – heading off from Friday Street near Dorking. Expect wonderful views, plus rivers, Hammer pond, farms, mills, churches and a glimpse of Wotton Estate along the way. The walk can get muddy so walking boots or a good pair of wellies are a must.
Starting from Chilworth station you'll pass through farmland, woodland and the Tillingbourne stream which has historical links to powder, paper and corn mills in the area. For those who enjoy a lengthy walk, this eight mile route has a few steep sections and steady slopes but lots of countryside to explore.
You can find maps and directions for all of the self-guided walks listed above and more by checking out the Explore Surrey collection of walks. You can also get them straight to your phone by downloading the iFootpath app.
If you're looking for family fun this Easter, there are events taking place all over the county, Easter egg hunts and all, just visit the Surrey Matters What's On guide.
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