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|Explore Surrey: Tadworth Horses and Downs|
|Author: Explore Surrey, Published: 14 Mar 2016||Walk Rating:|
|A 9.5km (6 mile) circular walk from Tadworth rail station, exploring the rolling hills of this beautiful area which is dominated by all things equestrian. This walk is part of the Explore Surrey collection, published through a collaboration between iFootpath and Surrey County Council. |
The walk has several gentle, but very long, climbs and descents throughout. Many of the bridleways can get very churned and muddy in places so good boots are a must. You will need to negotiate 6 stiles (all have which have fence gaps alongside that most dogs should be able to squeeze through) plus several staggered barriers and a kissing gate. There are a couple of sections walking along country lanes, so take care of traffic at these points. Most of the paths are enclosed with fences, but you will need to cross one field which may be holding horses. You are likely to be sharing the bridleways with lots of horse riders too so take care with dogs. Allow 3 hours.
If you are looking for refreshments, you will pass The Bell pub (which is dog friendly and serves bar snacks only in terms of food) in Walton-on-the-Hill twice, at about the 0.5 mile and 5.5 mile points. Alternatively, you will find The Cock Inn pub and the Village Stores in Headley village about half way round (just after the church at waypoint 4). Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer 146 Dorking, Box Hill and Reigate. This walk follows public footpaths and bridleways which cross private and public land. Information is included for your interest, but please respect people’s privacy, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code.
The walk starts and finishes at Tadworth rail station. For help with planning your journey by public transport please visit http://journeys.travelsmartsurrey.info. It is best to arrive by public transport, but if you are coming by car please note that the rail station does not have a car park. There is some roadside parking available after 9.30am, but please comply with all the local parking regulation signs. Approximate post code KT20 5AE.
|Start to Motts Hill Lane|
Start point: 51.2917 lat, -0.2364 long
Leave Tadworth rail station via the exit on Platform 2 and you will emerge onto The Avenue, with St John’s church directly opposite. Cross over the road and turn left along the pavement, passing the church on your right. Follow the pavement up the hill to the road junction. Keep ahead for another 30 metres and then turn right onto the fenced tarmac path, signed as a public footpath.
|Motts Hill Lane to Nohome Farm|
Start point: 51.2884 lat, -0.2468 long
Go straight ahead, passing through the staggered barrier to continue on the public footpath. Follow this, passing a number of horse paddocks on your right, and you will emerge to a junction with a quiet tarmac lane. Cross diagonally right to reach the next stile. Cross this (you may come across horses in this next field) and walk ahead through the wide grass clearing, keeping close to the line of trees and hedgerow on your left.
|Nohome Farm to M25 Underpass|
Start point: 51.2992 lat, -0.2604 long
Keep directly ahead on the main track, signed as a public footpath to Langley Vale. 300 metres along you will come to fingerposts on each side of the track, marking a junction. Turn left onto the bridleway signed to Walton Road. Follow the main woodland track steadily uphill and you will pass the entrance gate on your left for Langley Vale, alongside a Woodland Trust sign. The rolling fields here are being planted with saplings to create a lasting memorial woodland, marking the centenary of the First World War.
|M25 Underpass to St Mary's Church|
Start point: 51.2873 lat, -0.2728 long
Beyond the underpass the pavement ends, so take care of traffic from this point. Follow the lane uphill, passing Gasston Stables on your left. Stay with the lane as it swings left and continues gently uphill for about 300 metres, until you reach a vehicle barrier on your left (alongside a gate for Wingfield Stud). Turn left to join the signed public footpath here.
|St Mary's Church to Hurst Road|
Start point: 51.28 lat, -0.2739 long
Walk directly ahead, passing a pond on your right and following the access lane between properties. You will come to a T-junction with the main village lane in Headley, with the Old School House opposite and The Cock Inn on your left. Turn left along the village road, taking care of traffic. Immediately after the pub building, cut into and walk along the length of pub car park. At the far end, go ahead down the steps and you will pass the Village Hall and Stores on your left.
|Hurst Road to End|
Start point: 51.2862 lat, -0.2521 long
Turn right along the road, taking care of traffic. As you draw level with the 30mph signs, swap to the left-hand road edge (this is for your safety as you approach the bend and junction). Fork left into Ebbisham Lane and then, just before the entrance gate for Pilgrims, turn right through the staggered barrier to join the signed public footpath between fences.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2016 by the author exploresurrey and may not be reproduced without permission.
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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