A 3.5 mile (5.25km) undulating walk through farmland and woodland starting from Holmwood Station in Beare Green village. On a clear day there are good views to the Greensand Ridge and the North Downs. This walk is part of the Explore Surrey collection, published through a collaboration between iFootpath and Surrey County Council.
The walk has several gentle gradients throughout. The paths cross a number of heavy clay soil pastures and fields and at times these can be very muddy (or with standing water) so waterproof boots or wellingtons are recommended. You will need to negotiate some steps, gates and 10 stiles (a couple of which are set into narrow fencing so larger dogs may need a lift over). Some of the fields you cross are likely to be holding horses and sheep so take particular care with dogs. Allow 2 hours.
If you would like refreshments there are a few options. There is a café and newsagent in Beare Green Court parade of shops, which you pass towards the end of the walk. The Clubhouse at Henfold Lake Fisheries is open seasonally for refreshments and has toilets (Waypoint 5). The Duke's Head pub & restaurant is 300m south of Waypoint 9 on the A24. Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer 146 Dorking, Box Hill & Reigate. This walk follows public footpaths and bridleways which cross private land. Information is included for your interest, but please respect people's privacy, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code.
The walk starts and finishes from Holmwood Rail Station in Beare Green. If you are coming by car, the station is signed from the A24 south of Dorking and there is street parking alongside the station on Old Horsham Road and Hawksmoore Drive (please park with respect for the local residents). For help with planning your journey by public transport please visit http://journeys.travelsmartsurrey.info. Approximate post code RH5 4QY. Grid ref: TQ 175438.
The full walk can be viewed and printed via the iFootpath website - Explore Surrey: Beare Green Circular This walk is also available on the iFootpath App.
To book discount train tickets to this location please visit Train Genius