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Winter walks in Surrey

Published: 28 November 2018

Explore and get active in the countryside

December is a month for celebrating, eating and socialising. But with all the festivities taking place you may be in need of a physical and mental health boost, so what better time to explore Surrey's countryside? Heading outdoors is a great way to burn all those extra calories and also the perfect place to spend time with friends and family over the festive season.

Kickstart your December and ring in the New Year with one of these crisp winter walks in Surrey.

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.

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.

Inspiring Views Trail

Expect stunning viewpoints, beautiful trails and open grassland as you journey 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.

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.

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.

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.

Find them here...

Visit the Explore Surrey collection on the iFootpath website for all these walks and more. You can also check out the Explore Surrey website to find maps and directions for easy and long distance walks. Want the walks straight to your phone? Just download the iFootpath app and you can have them at your fingertips.

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