A 3.5km (2 mile) circular easy-access walk around Gatton Park in Surrey, a beautiful area of parkland designed by Lancelot Capability Brown, giving you a glimpse into its diverse history. This walk is part of the Explore Surrey collection, published through a collaboration between iFootpath and Surrey County Council.
Gatton Park is very popular so arrive early on peak days otherwise you may find the car park full. The walk has several slopes throughout, including a couple of quite steep sections. Most of the route follows stone tracks but the sections of path through woodland can be muddy and slippery in places, particularly in wet weather. There are no stiles, steps or kissing gates on route, but you will need to negotiate some staggered barrier gaps alongside vehicle gates (which are approximately 1 metre wide). As such, it would be probably be possible to take a rugged pushchair or disability buggy around the route, assuming you can handle the steep sections. Dogs are welcome in Gatton Park, please keep them on leads for the short sections where advised, as sheep are often grazing in the adjacent parkland. Approximate time 1 to 1.5 hours.
There are toilets and a popular cafe kiosk (the Urban Kitchen) in the car park at the start of the walk. Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer 146 Dorking, Box Hill and Reigate. 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.
Gatton Park is located to the north of Reigate in Surrey, just south of Junction 8 on the M25. The walk starts and finishes from the free Wray Lane countryside car park. The nearest post code is RH2 0HX, but as the majority of Wray Lane is a one-way street please check your route rather than relying on Sat Nav. From Junction 8 of the M25, take the A217 south towards Reigate. Stay in the left-hand lane (signed to Merstham) and as you approach the junction, ignore the first left (Gatton Bottom) and instead take the next left (Wray Lane). You will find the car park almost immediately on your right. For help with planning your journey by public transport please visit http://journeys.travelsmartsurrey.info.
The full walk can be viewed and printed via the iFootpath website - Explore Surrey: Discover Gatton This walk is also available on the iFootpath App.
To book discount train tickets to this location please visit Train Genius