Wotton - Leith Hill - Wotton

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Starting from a public car park behind a public house, the walk follows some of The Greensands Way, a long-distance footpath which runs from Haslemere in Surrey to Hamstreet in Kent, as it gently climbs up to the top of Leith Hill, the highest point in Surrey. Spectacular views can be taken in from Leith Tower, which is owned and run by the National Trust. It is possible to see Wembley Stadium and as far as the English Channel. Surrounding the tower there are colourful displays of rhododendrons and bluebells in May and June. This is a popular spot. The walk then descends through the hamlet of Friday Street, where there is another public house. Slightly further on, benches around a hammer-pond provide stops for picnickers. The walk continues alongside Wotton House Estate land before giving you a view of the house just before returning to the start point. The start is served by public transport from Guildford and Dorking.

England - South England - Surrey - North Downs

Features

Birds, Good for Kids, Great Views, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Tea Shop, Waterfall, Woodland
17/10/2020 - Stephen Harris

Walked 17/10/2020. This is a most lovely walk of good distance. The woodland in this area is magical, especially early autumn and so peaceful in places. Directions pretty much spot on!. Not sure why Rupert got lost by waymark 2. You keep going straight (as if you were walking up the drive of the house),after a very short distance there is a grassy track off the left fork. Simple! It's a great walk. One point to note after the Tower, there is a track on the right that is difficult to find but you will go past a marker post on the left and then the track is a few paces after this (new pictures submitted). A lovely walk, quite well written and really lovely for a day out!. 9/10.

17/10/2020 - Stephen Harris

WP02 This should be worded as below to avoid confusion. _________________________________________ At this house on the lane, take the drive that runs to the left of it, signposted as The Greensands Way (keeping in the same general direction). Do not turn left. Shortly after, at a fork, take the left track onto Wotton Estate land and not onto the private property (large sign!) Continue along the Greensands Way, clearly marked by GW path-markers, on a vehicle-wide track.

16/01/2016 - Rupert Jenner

Have been using walks from Walking World for years without any problems. Did this walk today and was completely lost by waymark 2. There are two ways to go on Greensands Way. The instructions are ambiguous to say the least and we took the wrong one. Ended up back on the A25 and spent hours trying to navigate back to the route before giving up. 4 hours of unpleasantness.

12/08/2013 - Susan Pyne

Very good walk, with lovely scenery, but recommend that you take a GPS or at least a compass. It is easy to stray off the route both on the way up to Leith Hill and immediately after starting the descent. In fact there is no need to keep strictly to the WW route as there are lots of alternative tracks provided you keep in the right general direction!

18/11/2012 - Alison Bishop

Walked this on a crisp, frosty, Autumn Sunday. Great views from Leith Hill Tower, and beautiful autumn tints throughout the varied walk, including some stunning beech avenues. Thank you.

22/03/2011 - Richard Clayton

Did this walk today with 3 friends, and enjoyed it immensely on a beautiful spring day. Took a slightly different route southbound to include lunch at the Plough at Coldharbour. Thanks very much.

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