Leatherhead - Norbury Park - Westhumble

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The River Mole is one of the hardest stretches of rivers to walk alongside in Surrey. There are plenty of places offering a glimpse here, a crossing there, but nowhere will you find a more enjoyable stretch then this.

At the start of the walk, you are given the opportunity to see how the river interacts with the town of Leatherhead. Many an office worker graces its banks on a weekday lunchtime. Further upstream, you enter the grounds of a vineyard, one of two along this western side of the Mole Gap.

You soon arrive at the 1,340-acre former gentleman's estate of Norbury Park, now owned by Surrey County Council. The original mansion is privately owned, but 484 acres of woodland and three farms are all criss-crossed by a network of trails and footpaths. With the River Mole weaving its way through it, Norbury Park provides an ideal habitat for many species of birds. Redwings, bramlings, kingfishers and many others can be spotted on a good day. There are two picnic sites, both of which are passed en route to Westhumble.

England - South England - Surrey - River Walk

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Birds, Church, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Play Area, Pub, River, Stately Home, Toilets, Wildlife
07/01/2011 - stephanie bridges

Lovely walk but the river was flooded at waypoint 8 making the path unnavigable - had to climb up the bank through brambles - 100m took 20 mins. :( Probably not a good walk for a very wet day.

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