Merstham - Chipstead - Mugswell - Gatton Park - Merstham

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The Surrey Hills are one of the most wooded areas in the country, covering approximately one quarter of Surrey. They include the chalky North Downs, which run from Farnham in the west to Oxted in the east. To the south are the Greensand Hills, which include the Devil's Punchbowl at Hindhead and Leith Hill (the highest point in southern England).

This walk initially takes you over the M25 to explore a series of hills offering views which include the North Downs and to the north, London. There are plenty of friendly animals to meet along the way, as much of the area is home to horses. In the winter, most of the fields are left with stubble to provide food for birds. This makes it fairly easy going underfoot, as there are no ploughed grooves to negotiate!

England - South England - Surrey - Surrey Hills


Birds, Church, Great Views, Hills or Fells, National Trust, Pub, Stately Home, Toilets, Wildlife
30/08/2016 - Nicola Clarke

Did this walk yesterday, very pretty but we think about 10 miles in total. You really do need a map and compass as it is quite difficult to navigate, mainly due to the fact that fields have been ploughed or are now full of crops, paths and stiles have disappeared and sign posts removed since it was written. Would be great if someone had the time to update it. Sadly missed the pub !

29/08/2016 - David Ardern

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26/03/2012 - Geraldine Keeping

We did this on a beautiful Spring day - 21 degrees and wall to wall sunshine in March...incredible. Really enjoyed the walk, very varied, lovely countryside. Confess we got a bit waylaid at the 'Well Inn' which is half way round, where we had a lovely pub lunch, and some beers. Thoroughly recommend both walk and pub!

02/07/2006 - Geoff Kempster

2 July 2006 Fantastic walk - glorious day -see field full of poppies to walk through at 8 - and a great walk around Gratton Park lake + herons. Just wonderful thank you

05/03/2006 - Stephen Harris

10 out of 10!. Simply stunning. This is the best walk so far on Walking World (out of the 17 or so that we've done). Totally beautiful countryside, incredibly varied and left us with a buzz at the end of it. Excellent views, great directions and simply one of the best. Enjoyed best on a crisp sunny late winter/spring day. Superb!

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