Dorking - Holmwood - Dorking

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Dorking is one of southern England's most picturesque towns. Surrounded by stunning countryside, the steep slopes of the North Downs provide a dramatic backdrop from the town's streets. To the south lie the Greensand Hills, eventually leading to Leith Hill, the highest point in south-east England.

The town has served as a base for many a walker to round off their day, with numerous tea rooms, restaurants, cafes and pubs - you will never go hungry!

A network of paths and alleys links the town with its rural surroundings. You never know what you will find when you go down one, as this walk will show! One minute you're in the busy High Street, the next you are standing on top of a hill looking down over Dorking and its surrounding countryside.

The walk itself is fairly hilly and you may need suitable footwear in wet weather. Some paths in The Nower Wood are not shown on OS maps, so pay careful attention to the waymarks here.

England - South England - Surrey - Town or city


Birds, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Museum, Play Area, Pub, River, Toilets, Wildlife
8/26/2021 - david poole

An interesting and varied walk considering 30% is residential starting uphill from the town with some good views of the valley. Bats towards the end of the walk were a thrilling addition! Enjoy

4/15/2012 - Patricia Daw

We started this walk from the sports centre car park - WM2- free parking on Sundays. Good directions until WM 12 where we didn't find the fingerposted junction but turned right anyway just after the wall and were on the right track as we came out on the road at wm 13. Some very interesting houses to be nosed at and some fantastic views to be admired from well positioned seats.

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