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Explore Surrey: Discover Downside

Explore Surrey: Discover Downside

A 6 mile (10km) circular walk from Cobham, taking you through the beautiful countryside around Downside and discovering the local history and wildlife. This walk is part of the Explore Surrey collection, published through a collaboration between iFootpath and Surrey County Council.

The walk has a few climbs and descents throughout. The woodland and field paths can get very muddy so good boots are required (or wellingtons with grips in the winter). You will need to negotiate kissing gates and steps plus 22 stiles. A few of the stiles are very tall and awkward to cross and so would be difficult for less agile people. Some of the stiles have dog gates, but a couple of the tall stiles towards the end of the walk have tight fence surrounds so dogs may need a lift over. You will be sharing some of the fields with horses and sheep and sometimes cattle so take particular care with dogs. There are a few long stretches of road walking along quiet country lanes so please take care of traffic at these points. Allow 3 hours.

Refreshments are only available at the start or end of the walk, in Cobham. There is a picnic site at the Semaphore Tower (Waypoint 3) if you wish to take refreshments with you. Ordnance Survey Maps: Explorer 146 Dorking, Box Hill and Reigate and Explorer 145 Guildford and Farnham. This walk follows public footpaths and bridleways which cross private and public land. Information is included for your interest, but please respect people's privacy, keep dogs under control and remember the Countryside Code.

Cobham is located just south of the A3, on the A245. The walk starts and finishes at the Hollyhedge Road pay and display car park (just off Downside Bridge Road). Fees are £2.60 for 3 hours or £3.60 for 4 hours (correct April 2015). There are regular bus services to Cobham from Kingston, Esher, Epsom and Weybridge. For help with planning your journey by public transport please visit http://journeys.travelsmartsurrey.info. Approximate post code KT11 3DQ.

The full walk can be viewed and printed via the iFootpath website - Explore Surrey: Discover Downside This walk is also available on the iFootpath App.

To book discount train tickets to this location please visit Train Genius

Location (Map)

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