A 7km (4.5 mile linear) walk from Malden Manor rail station to Kingston rail station, following the course of the Hogsmill River and part of the London Loop long distance path. This walk is part of the Explore Surrey collection, published through a collaboration between iFootpath and Surrey County Council.
The walk is almost entirely flat. Whilst some of the paths are surfaced, several long stretches of the riverside route follow dirt paths and grass banks which can get very muddy, so good boots are a must. If you would like a longer walk, this route can be combined with Hogsmill River Trail Part One, making a walk of 9 miles. If 4.5 miles is too much for you, the walk can be shortened to 2 miles by finishing at Berrylands rail station. There are no stiles or kissing gates, just a short flight of steps within Kingston at the end of the route. These steps can be avoided, meaning it would be possible to take a rugged pushchair or disability buggy along the route when the grass paths are firm enough. Approximate time 2 hours.
There are toilets at Kingston rail station at the end of the walk. In terms of refreshments there are several options. You will find The Berry pub and The Walnut coffee shop, just before Berrylands Station, the Duke of Buckingham pub and Lucca's fish and chip cafe on Villiers Road or a huge choice of riverside cafes, pubs and restaurants at Charters Quay in Kingston at the end of the walk. Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer 61 London South. 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.
The walk starts at Malden Manor rail station and ends at Kingston rail station. For help with planning your journey by public transport please visit http://journeys.travelsmartsurrey.info. If you are coming by car, there are several car parks in Kingston which are just a short walk from the station, such as the Cattlemarket Basement which costs £10 for the full day (correct January 2016). Approximate post code KT1 2QY. Once you have parked in Kingston, you can catch trains (via Raynes Park) to reach Malden Manor (for this part of the trail) or to reach Ewell West (if you are walking the combined 9 mile trail).
The full walk can be viewed and printed via the iFootpath website - Explore Surrey: Hogsmill River Trail Part Two This walk is also available on the iFootpath App.
To book discount train tickets to this location please visit Train Genius