Peaslake - Countryside South of Shere - Peaslake

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From start to finish this easy walk passes through some lesser-known, but beautiful, gently rolling farmland south of Shere and the North Downs. Unlike on the North Downs themselves, you meet few other walkers on the paths. The quiet, pretty village of Peaslake is a great place to have lunch, with a pleasant pub serving food and a well-stocked village shop. The walk itself doesn't pass through any other settlements and provides many wonderful views as you follow paths through quiet fields, hills and lanes. It's an easy afternoon walk, but there are two places where you'll need to walk a very short distance along the narrow but fairly busy Ewhurst to Shere road, so take care here. Watch for fox- and rabbit-holes in places too.

England - South England - Surrey - Surrey Hills


Birds, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Pub, Restaurant, Wildlife
4/24/2022 - Stephen Harris

Re walked 17.01.2021 - Pictures updated, this is a lovely walk and well worth it at any time of the year. Peaslake and the surrounding Surrey Hills are so lovely. Directions great, no cattle encountered and really good for a Sunday stroll!. 10/10

7/10/2020 - Christine Barker

A lovely, easy, interesting walk. Beautiful scenery, an abundance of wildlife, very quiet. A bench about halfway between points 7 & 8 makes an ideal refreshment stop.

7/8/2020 - david poole

Super walk 45 mins drive from London - pretty easy and flat compared to some on the North Downs Easy with GPS on the mobile app 2 hrs on the dot with children allowing a half hr stop for lunch/ water etc Enjoy!

3/24/2019 - Chris Silk

I have updated the photographs and directions for this walk, as features of the landscape have changed since I originally walked it. I hope the instructions will be clearer now and that many other people will be able to easily enjoy this beautiful walk. Thank you for your comments!

1/21/2019 - Stephen Harris

Great walk with some stunning countryside and scenery. At point 3, the marker post now forms part of a new fence. When you reach the fence and post turn right and descend down the path to reach a lovely path with trees either side. At point 6 you turn left onto the road and then right onto the path through a gate. Walk straight until you come to another large gate and then turn left into the field with extensive views. Walk straight until you come to some more gates and do NOT go straight on but turn right. Other than these small direction issues this was a great walk but I would urge the author to re-walk it and update the pictures. 9/10. Walked 21.01.2019.

8/27/2018 - john warbey

This is an excellent walk, with lovely views,and a very good and welcoming inn, The Hurtwood.There were two navigation points which need updating. Ref 3. The marker post is no longer there, and it is easy to carry straight on, although one quickly realises the mistake. the second is Ref 9, the driveway into the farm has been remodeled, and no longer looks like the picture. The Dilton Farm name has been removed. Probably best to say, at the end of the dirt track, turn left in to the drive where the metalled road begins. Otherwise, a great walk, please keep up the good work.John Warbey.(Walked on 21/08/2018)

3/22/2015 - Martin Bett

Excellent walk. Very short road sections and through a few fields with sheep grazing, but otherwise excellent for dog walkers and humans alike. Beautiful views across the Surrey Hills.

7/31/2010 - Chris Williams

A great walk with varied scenery. The land around the redeveloped house mentioned above is a mess now, so just take a sharp right along their avenue of trees (after taking an envious look at the property). We went in July and passed several different crop fields, my ignorance is such I have ordered a copy of “British Field Crops” which I can take on future walks to make them more interesting. There are great views and some really nice properties to be seen on the walk. Sincere thanks to Chris for putting the effort into submitting this walk.

9/10/2009 - Paula Hancock

A beautiful walk well described. However, there is no longer a stile to climb at the end of step 2, you just have to turn right at the signpost before reaching the lane (opposite a large house which is currently being redeveloped).

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