Area: Surrey

Category Woking
Discover

The Category Woking is a subset of Surrey.

Category Guildford
Overview

'Albury has much to offer the visitor, but the surrounding countryside is also of special interest to walkers and to those on horseback. There are well marked bridle paths over the heaths and the footpaths, too, are well signposted.'

Category Mole Valley
Size (acreage)500
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'Ashtead Common is a 200 hectare (500 acre) ancient wooded common with over 2,300 ancient oak pollards located in north-east Surrey. The site has been part of the Epsom and Ashtead Commons Site of Special Scientific Interest since 1955 due to its rich community of breeding birds. It has also been a National Nature Reserve since 1995 due to the decaying wood of ancient trees and the rare invertebrates that live in it. The site includes two ancient Scheduled Monuments - a Roman villa and a triangular earthwork ...'

Description from

City of London Corporation

Category Mole Valley
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Member of the U3A - Surrey Grouping

Category Surrey Heath
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Member of the U3A - Surrey Grouping

Category Surrey Heath
Size (acreage)1400
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'Chobham Common is famed for its walks and views. In 1968 the Common was purchased by Surrey County Council from Lord Onslow for £1 an acre. Approximately 1400 acres are now managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust who employ a fulltime ranger complete with a distinctive vehicle.'

Description from

Surrey Heath Borough Council

Category Elmbridge
Size (acreage)140
Type of Website
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'Steeped in nearly 300 years of history, this eighteen-century garden is a green oasis in the heart of Surrey within easy reach of London. Once a Dukes' retreat and a playground for princesses, Claremont has always been somewhere to escape everyday life and enjoy simple pleasures with family and friends.'

Description from

National Trust

Category Mole Valley
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'All the Denbies Hillside sites can be accessed from nearby towns and villages ... For Ranmore Common, pick up a map from the National Trust's Polesden Lacey and take the 1.5 mile cross country walk, via footpaths, to Ranmore Common and then onto Denbies Hillside. You can also join the Greensand Way, a long-distance path, on the eastern side of Westcott village and head north ... The North Downs Way crosses Ranmore Common.'

Description from

National Trust

See also

Ranmore Common Walks [go4awalk.com]

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Member of the Ramblers - Surrey Area Grouping

Category Elmbridge
Size (acreage)1300
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'The 1300 acres of Elmbridge Commons are a rich source of enjoyment for visitors, providing a superb area for a leisurely stroll, horse riding, bird watching, dog walking and picnicking. The commons consist of a wide variety of habitats including woodlands, ponds and heathland, and are awash with colour. The value of these habitats has led to most of the Esher Commons being designated a site of special scientific interest.'

Description from

Elmbridge Borough Council

Category Epsom & Ewell
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'The Borough of Epsom & Ewell is very fortunate in having large areas of countryside set aside as public open space ... The Borough also has many parks, the main ones being shown ...'

Category Epsom & Ewell
Size (acreage)600
Type of Website
Overview

'Epsom & Walton Downs, famous for its racecourse, is an area of 600 acres of unspoilt downland. From here, on a clear day, the view takes in much of London as well as panoramas of rural Surrey. The Downs are owned by Epsom Downs Racecourse but the public has a right of access on foot under the Epsom & Walton Downs Regulation Act 1984.'

Description from

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council

Category Epsom & Ewell
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Member of the Ramblers - Surrey Area Grouping

Category Waverley
Type of Walk
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Member of the Ramblers - Surrey Area Grouping

Category Waverley
Overview

'These walks were compiled by Waverley Borough Council and are intended to help you enjoy Frensham Common and encourage greater understanding of the area.'

Category Waverley
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Member of the Ramblers - Surrey Area Grouping

Category Guildford
Type of Walk
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Member of the Ramblers - Surrey Area Grouping

Category Guildford
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'This popular public event offers people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to join guided walks in and around the beautiful town and stunning countryside surrounding the ancient Borough of Guildford. This year's festival runs for the whole of September ... although walks will appear throughout the year ...'

Category Guildford
Size (acreage)425
Type of Website
Overview

'Spanning over 422 acres, and open 363 days a year, our parkland at Hatchlands is a wonderful spot to enjoy the great outdoors. Just 45 minutes outside Greater London and with great stuff to do every season, why not stop by and enjoy a breath of fresh air.'

Description from

National Trust

Category Woking
Type of Website
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'Horsell Common is a Site of Special Scientific Interest ... It includes a Muslim Burial Ground and a number of Bronze Age barrows and protected heathland. The common has thousands of trees. There are parts of the common all over Horsell, isolated from the rest of the common by roads. The common is popular with people from Horsell and Woking Borough. There is a large amount of wildlife on the common.'

Category Epsom & Ewell
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'Horton Country Park Local Nature Reserve is situated in Surrey, within the borough of Epsom and Ewell, and it's open all year round.'

Description from

The Countryside Team, Epsom & Ewell Borough Council

Category Surrey Heath
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'An important fragment of the once vast Bagshot Heath, stretching to Bracknell and Windsor. The Country Park area has a recorded history going back to saxon times. The main road linking Chertsey Abbey and Frimley Priory skirted the base of High Curley hill. The area was called "whit heke mere" (white, clear water, surrounded by grass), probably a reference to Hammond's Pond, and the source of the name of the nearby village of Lightwater.'

Description from

Lightwater Village

Category Tandridge
Size (acreage)26
Type of Website
Overview

'The reserves occupy a 26-acre site and are a mixture of meadows, hedges, and woodland copses and also boast a wetland area with a number of ponds and small pools, an orchard, a wildflower meadow and a butterfly garden. The reserves are managed in such a way as to gain maximum benefit for the flora and fauna, with increased biodiversity very much in mind.'

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Lingfield Nature Reserves

Category Mole Valley
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'Mole Valley lies at the heart of the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is served by an extensive network of footpaths and is well known as a centre for excellent walking ... Mole Valley District Council has been involved in promoting recreational routes throughout the district. Routes lead from the towns into the surrounding countryside to the North Downs and Greensand Hills with ample opportunity to picnic in the beautiful landscape or to use the village pubs.'

Category Mole Valley
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Member of the Ramblers - Surrey Area Grouping

Category Mole Valley
Type of Walk
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Member of the Wellbeing Walks - Surrey Grouping

Category Elmbridge
Size (acreage)158
Type of Website
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'If you are looking for a garden to visit then come to Painshill. The 158 acre wonderland has something for everyone and makes a great family day out. Discover the mystical follies, historic plantings, the John Bartram Heritage Collection of North American trees and shrubs (Plant Heritage, NCCPG), and some of Surrey's amazing wildlife.'

Category Guildford
Overview

'Pirbright is a great place for walkers, with its acres of commonland and rich network of footpaths, originally created to link farms to each other and to the church and centre of the village ... (A) pamphlet of nine local walks was commissioned by the Parish Council as an aid to residents and visitors wishing to explore our attractive village and the surrounding countryside.'

Category Mole Valley
Size (acreage)1400
Type of Website
Overview

'With a 1,400 acre estate dating back to Roman times, Polesden is rich in history and enjoys stunning views over the Surrey Hills. This challenging walk takes you into the heart of Ranmore Common and offers fantastic views over Denbies Hillside and can be enjoyed at any time of year. '  ALERT  Apparently, so I am informed: 'The Management at Polesden Lacey (National Trust) have closed off the route listed as No.7 on the map with ugly pylons and barbed wire'. (19 November 2021)

Description from

National Trust

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'Since its restoration in 2007 Reigate Priory Park has become a popular destination park for many families living within Surrey ... Beautiful formal gardens, a lake and woodland. There is something for everyone at this lovely park in the heart of Reigate.'

Category Surrey
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'There are 16 Ramblers' groups in Surrey Area, which covers part of South and South West London as well as the county. Each group organises two or more walks every week. A Group Walk is a great way to get some exercise in a sociable atmosphere ... We have walks from 3 to 20 miles so there should be something to suit everyone. Don't worry if you are unsure of your ability or haven't walked with a group before; everyone is very helpful and welcoming.'

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Member of the Ramblers - Surrey Area Grouping

Category Guildford
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'Wisley is now a large and diverse garden covering 240 acres (971,000 m²). In addition to numerous formal and informal decorative gardens, several glasshouses and an extensive arboretum, it includes small scale "model gardens" which are intended to show visitors what they can achieve in their own gardens, and a trials field where new cultivars are assessed.'

Category Runnymede
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'This fine river landscape, together with the magnificent views from Cooper's Hill and the various memorials at Runnymede, helps us consider important moments in our history and their meaning today. Our beautiful countryside provides the perfect setting in which to remember and reflect, or enjoy as the mood takes you.'

Description from

National Trust

Category Runnymede
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Member of the U3A - Surrey Grouping

Category Surrey
Type of Walk
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Member of the Ramblers - Surrey Area Grouping

Category Spelthorne
Type of Walk
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Member of the U3A - Surrey Grouping

Category Spelthorne
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Member of the Wellbeing Walks - Surrey Grouping

Category Spelthorne
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Member of the Ramblers - Surrey Area Grouping

Category Surrey
Type of Website
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[1] Self guided walks around Surrey - - - : [2] Long distance walks - - - : [3] Walking for health groups - - - : [4] Easy walks around Surrey - - - : [5] Downlands Project - countryside walks and events - - - : [6] Lower Mole Project - countryside and healthy walks - - - : [7] Find a walk near you - - - : [8] iFootpath App

Category Surrey
Type of Walk
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'GOC Surrey had its 1st walk on 29th January 1995 and has walked on the 4th Sunday of each month since. We usually have over thirty men and women turn up, so you are sure to find someone to share the beautiful Surrey views with and plenty of interesting conversation ...'

Category Surrey Heath
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Member of the Ramblers - Surrey Area Grouping

Category Surrey
Overview

'The Surrey Hills offers some of South East England’s most beautiful and accessible countryside. Famous beauty spots include Box Hill, Leith Hill and the Devil’s Punch Bowl. You’ll discover an extensive footpath network, open commons, breathtaking views, attractive market towns and villages and much more.'

Category Surrey
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'A blog for sharing the best routes and trails for exploring Surrey on foot ... Surrey boasts some of the best natural beauty in the country, and the greatest proportion of woodland out of all the counties in England ... This blog tracks all of the walks I go on, whether they’re existing routes or made up myself, and gives you all the information you could need before setting off.'

Description from

Jason Wicks

Category Surrey
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Member of the Wellbeing Walks - Surrey Grouping

Category Surrey
Type of Walk
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Member of the Ramblers - Surrey Area Grouping

Category Tandridge
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'The House and Gardens are held in Charitable Trust and for part of the year are open to the public offering: Picturesque parkland, bordered by broadleaf woodland and grazed by the "Titsey Herd" of pedigree Sussex cattle; Woodland walks in the Titsey Plantation and High Chart with views across the Downs.'

Category Waverley
Size (acreage)114
Type of Website
Overview

'We've marked out three different routes to help you find your way: a blue "Access for All" walk, a yellow "Taste of Winkworth" walk and a red "Challenging" walk. Just look out for the colour-coded posts as you explore.'

Description from

National Trust

Category Waverley
Overview

Fourteen 'Discovery Walks in and around the Parish of Witley – walks of various lengths exploring the historic landscape, wildlife and built heritage of the civil parish of Witley, Surrey'.

Category Woking
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Member of the Ramblers - Surrey Area Grouping

Category Woking
Type of Walk
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Member of the U3A - Surrey Grouping

Distance (miles)18
Overview

'From Banstead Downs to Horley, created ... to mark the new century ... The Trail is full of surprises - even for those who are familiar with the area. Its twists and turns will guide you through historic towns and villages and you can explore some beautiful countryside on the way. There are plenty of places to pause and reflect on the relationship between Town and Country, Past and Present - whilst you enjoy some well-earned rest and refreshment.'

Category Mole Valley
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'A fairly strenuous walk in a beautiful part of the North Downs.'

Description from

Saturday Walkers Club

Category Woking
Distance (miles)10
Overview

Circular walk taking in Brookwood Cemetery: 'Also known as the <i>London Necropolis</i>, is a burial ground in Brookwood, Surrey, England. It is the largest cemetery in the United Kingdom and one of the largest in Europe.' [Wikipedia 4 December 2013]

Description from

Graham Pearcey

Category Mole Valley
Overview

'Leatherhead sits at the gateway to the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), some of the finest countryside in Britain ... The Countryside around Leatherhead includes farmland, common land, woodland, chalk downland and riverside. Some of it is of high biodiversity value, including Sites of Special Scientific Interest and a National Nature Reserve. There 'are not only great countryside walks but also Town Trails to enjoy ...'

Category Guildford
Distance (miles)37
Type of Walk
Overview

'Waymarked level route, open to walkers, horse riders and cyclists. It links the North Downs Way at St Martha’s Hill, Surrey with the South Downs Way near Steyning, West Sussex.'

Description from

West Sussex County Council

Distance (miles)6
Overview

'This lovely circular walk takes you on a journey through time where new meets old and built up areas merge with farmland, streams and woodland ... The East Horley Circular Walk is one of six walks that link with the Millennium Trail, a long distance path that stretches from Banstead Downs to Horley.'

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Surrey County Council

Category Elmbridge
Distance (miles)1
Type of Walk
Overview

'Liquid History is a self guided audio trail along one of the most picturesque stretches of the River Thames near Hampton Court. The trail contains original interviews with people who have lived and worked along the river in Elmbridge, and is narrated by historian and local houseboat resident Dr Toby Butler ...'

Description from

Memoryscape Audio Walks

Category Waverley
Overview

'Circular and linear walks through pleasant woodland and across open heathland in Surrey.'

Description from

Ministry of Defence

Category Epsom & Ewell
Distance (miles)3
Type of Walk
Overview

'A first published heritage trail guide focusing on Epsom Town Centre covered the area around Church Street and the High Street.' A more recent second guide 'leads out of the High Street at its western end, turning left into South Street and on to Dorking Road and to Woodcote. It also includes a possible detour to the Old Well for anyone who might wish to go the extra mile to visit the source of the town’s fame ...'

Description from

The Epsom Civic Society

Category 2: 26-50 Miles
Distance (miles)26
Overview

'The 26 mile Founders Footpaths, originally devised by Tony Youngs, and first walked in April 1995 by members of the LDWA Surrey Group ... The route is used largely, but not completely, for the LDWA London Group's annual Founders Challenge which takes place in October.' Held Early October.

Description from

London LDWA | Surrey LDWA

Category Guildford
Distance (miles)39
Overview

'Circular walk through the beautiful and varied countryside around Guildford. The walk can be completed in 7 easy stages.'

Description from

Richard Fox

Category Epsom & Ewell
Distance (miles)13
Overview

'Walk around the Borough of Epsom and Ewell. There is a shortcut at the southern end of the walk which reduces the distance to around 10 miles.'

Category Waverley
Distance (miles)108
Overview

'Outstanding days out for long distance walkers tackling the whole route from Haslemere, in Surrey, through to Hamstreet, in Kent. There are also many opportunities for anyone wishing to sample shorter sections in the two counties.'

Description from

Explore Kent

Category Guildford
Distance (miles)2
Type of Walk
Overview

'This walk shows how easily the hustle and bustle of the town centre can be left behind. A few minutes walking are all that is required to reach the beautiful and tranquil riverside environment of the River Wey Valley. Allow 30 mins to an hour depending on walking speed. Parts of the route, especially the towpath, may be uneven in places and muddy in winter.'

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Surrey Hills AONB

Category Guildford
Type of Walk
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'Guildford is rich in history. It has a fine collection of buildings covering Saxon, Medieval, Tudor, Georgian, Victorian and 20th Century architecture, making it an ideal place for a visit. Make the most of your visit with a guided walk around Guildford.'

Category Tandridge
Distance (miles)11
Type of Walk
Overview

'An easy walk along quiet valleys, through beech woods and along the ridge of the North Downs, with long views deep into Surrey and to the London skyline ... Parts of this walk follow the North Downs Way and the London LOOP.'

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Out of the LOOP

Category Waverley
Overview

'Haslemere is a gateway town to Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with a diverse and rich landscape which has helped to inspire many great artists and authors. Walking is a favourite pastime in Haslemere where visitors are keen to enjoy the fresh air and stunning scenery, and the town makes a great base for exploring the surrounding area and picturesque villages.'

Category Guildford
Overview

' A unique and beautiful world of heath and forest in the heart of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ...  More than 90 years ago, Reggie Bray, Lord of the Manor of Shere, granted the public a "right to roam" with "open access for air and exercise" on the Hurtwood – one of the first estates in England to do so. This set a pioneering example of a landowner welcoming the public on to his land and finding a way of working with the public that would benefit both the land and the people.'

Description from

Friends of the Hurtwood

Category Guildford
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'Until very recently, with little documentary evidence of its existence, the medieval Jews of Guildford would have merited little more than a footnote in a history of Anglo-Jewry. However, an exciting archaeological discovery in 1996 changed all that, when the remains of what’s believed to have been a 12th century synagogue were unearthed in the town.'

Category Spelthorne
Distance (miles)2
Type of Walk
Overview

'A 3.5 kilometer loop trail located near Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.' ALERT The Staines Historical Walk seems to have disappeared from the Web. So I have substituted a different Staines walk.

Description from

AllTrails

See also

Staines Moor [Wikipedia]

Category Mole Valley
Distance (miles)3
Type of Walk
Overview

Guide to the Leatherhead section of the River Mole: from the point at which it passes Thorncroft, enclosing the west side of the town, as far as Common Meadow. The booklet describes two linked walking routes, to the north and south of the town centre, both starting at the Town Bridge.

Description from

Mole Valley District Council

Category Waverley
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'An undulating circular walk from Tilford village passing close to The Sands village and the historic ruins of Waverley Abbey. The walk involves an uphill stretch to the top of Crooksbury Hill with good views to the South Downs on a clear day. There are some sections of road walking.'

Description from

Surrey County Council

Category Mole Valley
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'Catch the train to Leatherhead Station, where the Mole Gap begins and follow the silver arrows. You will soon be out of the town and following the river Mole winding its lazy way through meadows and woodland ...'

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Discover Dorking

See also

Discover the Surrey Hills [Surrey Hills AONB]

Category Waverley
Distance (miles)153
Type of Walk
Overview

'Follow in the footsteps of Pilgrims on an inspirational journey from Farnham to Canterbury and the White Cliffs of Dover through a landscape rich in scenery and heritage.'

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National Trails

Category Tandridge
Overview

'Nine of the Circular walks around the Parish of Nutfield were originally published in leaflet form by the Conservation Society in 2002, in co-operation with the Tree Wardens, Footpath Walkers and the David Watts Art Group. These have been comprehensively updated and remodelled for downloading from this web site.'

Category Tandridge
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'A linear walk through the North Downs from Woldingham station to Hurst Green station, passing the historic High Street in Old Oxted and Oxted Mill.'

Description from

Surrey County Council

Category Elmbridge
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'This woodland walk takes you over Esher and Oxshott Commons in Surrey through surprisingly wild peaceful country, considering its proximity to London and the A3 trunk road. The walk can be shortened after Esher Common by a more direct route straight back to the car park.'

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Fancy Free Walks

Category Mole Valley
Distance (miles)25
Overview

'This is a monster figure-of-eight walk that combines two other walks in this series.'

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Fancy Free Walks

Category Waverley
Distance (miles)64
Overview

'Leads you through the purple heather, green woods and golden valleys of the Sussex greensand hills. From Black Down you can wind your way along the sinuous route of the sandy heaths, a rare and special place for people and wildlife.'

See also

The Serpent Trail [Walking South]

Category Waverley
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'It’s a new long distance path which will link villages and towns in east Hampshire through some beautiful countryside.'

Description from

Hampshire County Council

Category Spelthorne
Distance (miles)3
Type of Walk
Overview

'ARTwalk - The Staines Public Art Trail - details public art, both new and old in the Staines-upon-Thames town centre with a suggested route for viewing these.'

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Spelthorne Borough Council

Category Surrey
Type of Website
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'The Surrey Countryside Access Forum is looking to recruit new members. If you have a specific interest in land management and nature conservation, or are a landowner, and would like to have a say on issues relating to access to the countryside, please email ...'

Description from

Surrey County Council

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