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Epsom Downs and Walton on the Hill

Epsom Downs and Walton on the Hill

​A 5.5 mile circular walk through Epsom and Walton Downs, the chalk downlands which form part of the North Downs in Surrey. The route starts from Epsom Downs Racecourse, home to The Derby, and heads south through Walton Downs to reach the pretty village of Walton on the Hill. Here, about half way round, there are a couple of pubs and a cafe, the perfect place for lunch and/or a pint. The walk returns back through woodland bridleways and open downland paths. There are great views throughout and on a clear day much of London and Surrey is visible

A 5.5 mile circular walk through Epsom and Walton Downs, the chalk downlands which form part of the North Downs in Surrey. The route starts from Epsom Downs Racecourse, home to The Derby, and heads south through Walton Downs to reach the pretty village of Walton on the Hill. Here, about half way round, there are a couple of pubs and a cafe, the perfect place for lunch and/or a pint. The walk returns back through woodland bridleways and open downland paths. There are great views throughout and on a clear day much of London and Surrey is visible. The walk has a few steady climbs and descents throughout and, whilst most of the paths are well made, some of the chalk bridleways can become muddy/slippery after wet weather. There are no stiles and just one single gate. The racecourse is open throughout the year but there are restrictions on race days so it is best to avoid these times. Dogs are welcome as long as they are under control and on leads while horses are being trained (follow the guidance on the signs within the course). Approximate time 2 to 2.5 hours.

The walk starts from the large open car park which is at the roundabout junction between Tattenham Corner Road (B290) and Old London Road, just south of Epsom in Surrey. Approximate post code KT18 5NY. Tattenham Corner rail station is a short walk from the start point.

The full walk can be viewed and printed via the iFootpath website - Epsom Downs and Walton on the Hill This walk is also available on the iFootpath App.

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Location (Map)

Richmond Park
Whitmoor Common and Jordan Hill