Exploring Surrey's countryside couldn't be easier
Published: 19 November 2019
Get your boots on for five winter walks in Surrey
Even in winter Surrey is a beautiful place to get out and about in the fresh air. We've got a selection of five walks for you to try listed below, so why not head outdoors, hat, scarf and gloves in tow and explore Surrey? If you need further persuading take a look at our video below which we shot out and about this month to see how really beautiful the countryside on your doorstep really is. So what's stopping you? Get your boots on…
1. Thames Down Link
This 15 mile walking route connects the Thames Path at Kingston upon Thames and the North Downs Way at Westhumble. The route is mainly flat, but not entirely accessible to wheelchairs and buggies. You'll pass beautiful woodlands and open landscapes at Box Hill and Epsom Common, and winding waterways at the River Mole and the River Thames.
Don't fancy doing all of the walk? Why not do the "Rail to Ramble Route" and hop off at one of the stations along the way.
2. Inspiring Views Trail
Expect stunning viewpoints, beautiful trails and open grassland as you pass through the peaceful Surrey Hills. This circular 5.5 mile walk which celebrates the Inspiring Views art project can be muddy, challenging and steep at times, so good boots will come in handy. But don't let that stop you as the outstanding views are especially pretty this time of year.
3. Basingstoke Canal Towpath
This lovely route from Woodham Junction at New Haw to Pirbright Bridge is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. If you enjoy a waterside walk in winter or even a waterside cycle, then this Surrey favourite is a must. Done enough walking? Why not hire a canal or rowing boat at Odiham or Mytchett.
4. North Downs Way circular routes
Offering picturesque villages and remarkable scenery, this famous trail follows the ancient Pilgrims Way and links Farnham with the white cliffs of Dover. The circular routes go off trail in Surrey and are perfect for those who want to explore different parts of the county, whilst experiencing all that the North Downs Way has to offer.
5. Elstead Common
Looking for an easy festive walk with family, friends or a four-legged companion? Look no further, this 4.5 mile easy access walk is generally flat with the first mile stretch perfect for pushchairs, disability buggies and wheelchairs. The common is a great destination to explore with lots of woodland, open areas of heath and a few ponds and pretty streams to enjoy.
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