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Walks & Footpaths

If you would like more information or would like to join the Walks & Footpaths group, please email David Bellchamber or telephone 01932 866770.

 

Cobham has a plethora of footpaths and this group focuses on encouraging people to use them and to discover more about Cobham. It also aims to ensure proper maintenance of the paths.

 

The group wants to encourage people to use the paths by distributing a map and to promote Healthy Walks such as those organised by Elmbridge Council, Age UK Surrey and Surrey Wildlife Trust. We also organise our own walks.

 

Transition Cobham is keen to promote walking whether locally or further afield. For details or to publicise your own walk, contact us here. The inaugural Transition Cobham walk took place on 7th March 2015. We have now had 5 Heritage Walks. We would be pleased to lead walks for small parties around the village of Cobham and along the River Mole explaining the history of the Village.

 

Elmbridge Borough Council sponsors organised healthy walks and cycle rides. There is a walk taking place nearly every day of the year with walks available for all abilities. Find out more on the Elmbridge Borough Council website. You can even select a walk and add it directly into your diary.      http://bit.ly/2cLrdTO

 

Age UK Surrey also organise walks for the over 50s. Called GO50, walks are generally a moderate 2 - 5 miles in length but those called “Go further” can be up to 11 miles in length or involve steepish slopes in places and will be taken at a faster pace than GO50 walks - so you will need to be fit!       http://bit.ly/2jk4O5s

Surrey Wildlife Trust hosts a number of activities  Details can be found at     http://bit.ly/2xSgx1l

​Transition Cobham have selected some local walks for October, November and December.

Slow

Tuesday 1st October at 14.00 from Squires Garden Centre, Woodstock Lane North, Long Ditton, KT6 5HN. One Tree Hill & Hill Park Rose Nursery. Hill. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Wednesday 2nd October at 10.30 from Claygate Community Centre, Elm Road, Claygate, KT10 0EH.  Tree walk. Slopes. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Wednesday 2nd October at 10.30 from Copsem Lane car park, Esher KT10 9HH.  Fungi exploration with Dave (Countryside Officer). Undulating. Frequent stops. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Thursday 10th October at 10.30 from Garsons Farm, West End, Esher, KT10 8LP.  Meet at covered entrance to garden centre. To the Princess Alice Hospice for coffee. Slopes. Steps. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

 

Saturday 12th October at 10.00 from  Epsom Common Stew Ponds car park. B280 between Epsom & Malden Rushett. KT18 7TR. Epsom & Ashtead Commons. 4 miles. Mainly flat. (GO50)

 

Sunday 13th October at 11.00 from  Sanctuary car park, Whiteley Village, Burwood Road KT12 4ED. Whiteley Village woods. Slopes.  (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Wednesday 16th October at 11.00 from Lakewood car park, Portsmouth Road KT11 1BG. Around Middle Pond. Slopes (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Thursday 24th October at 10.30 from Horseshoe Clump car park, Portsmouth Road  KT10 9JQ. Fungi exploration with Dave (Countryside Officer). Undulating. Frequent stops. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Sunday 27th October at  11.00 from Garsons Farm, West End, Esher, KT10 8LP.  Meet at covered entrance to garden centre. West End Common. Slopes. Steps. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Monday 28th October at  10.30 from grass verge parking by cricket pitch/nets, corner of North Avenue and Coombe Lane, Whiteley Village KT12 4EL. Whiteley Village woods.  Slopes. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Wednesday 6th November at 10.30 from Claygate Community Centre, Elm Road, Claygate KT10 0EH. Claygate and Arbrook Common via Birchwood Lane. Slopes (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Thursday 7th November at 11.00 from Lakewood car park, Portsmouth Road, Cobham KT11 1BG. Around Middle Pond. Slopes (Elmbridge Healthy Walk)

Wednesday 20th November at  10.30 from Garsons Farm, West End, Esher, KT10 8LP.  Meet at covered entrance to garden centre. NEW To the Princess Alice Hospice for coffee.  (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

 

Sunday 24th November at 11.00 from Garsons Farm, West End, Esher, KT10 8LP.  Meet at covered entrance to garden centre.  West End Common. Slopes. Steps. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Wednesday 4th December at 10.30 from Claygate Community Centre, Elm Road, Claygate KT10. Heritage Walk. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Monday 9th December at 11.00 from grass verge parking by cricket pitch/nets, corner of North Avenue and Coombe Lane, Whiteley Village KT12 4EL. Whiteley Village woods. Slopes. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Monday 16th  December at 11.00 from Garsons Farm, West End, Esher, KT10 8LP.  Meet at covered entrance to garden centre.  West End Common. Slopes. Steps.  (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Wednesday 18th December at 11.00 from Lakewood car park, Portsmouth Road, Cobham KT11 1BG. Around Middle Pond. Slopes. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Saturday 21st  December at 10.30 from far end of Cowey Sale car park, (not the café end),  Walton Bridge KT12 1QW. Broadwater Lake and towpath. Flat. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

 

Wednesday 25th December at  11.00. Lakewood car park, Portsmouth Road, Cobham KT11 1BG.  Merry Meander. Join Elmbridge Healthy Walk team at 10.40 for a mulled wine (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Sunday 29th December at 11.00 from Garsons Farm, West End, Esher, KT10 8LP.  Meet at covered entrance to garden centre. West End Common. Slopes. Steps. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Moderate

Thursday 3rd October at  10.30 from Silent Pool car park, Shere Road (A25), Albury GU5 9BW. Albury Park and Shere. Hilly. Stiles. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Monday 7th  October at  10.30 from Brooklands Community car park, Sopwith Drive, Weybridge, KT13 0XU.   Cars, Planes, Trains and Boats. Flat. Steps. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Friday 11th  October at 10.30  from Ryka’s Café car park, Burford Bridge, Westhumble RH5 6BX. Mickleham Downs. Hilly, Steps. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Tuesday 15th October at  10.30 from far end Woodlands Road, Effingham KT23. Polesden Lacey Estate. Hilly. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Tuesday 15th October at 10.30 from Send Barns Lane layby GU23 7BP. Send and Papercourt. 4½ miles. (GO50)

Monday 21st October at 10.30 from Abinger Roughs car park RH5 6PZ (turn north off A25 at Crossways Farm, ¾ mile east of Abinger Hammer). A hilly circuit of Abinger Hammer village with good views. 4 miles. (GO50)

Wednesdy 16th October at 10.30 from free NT car park (picnic site), west end of Ranmore  Common Road, RH5 6SY. Pump Pond Wood and Dogkennel Green. Hilly, stiles. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Monday 21st October at 10.30 from Brockham Village Green, Brockham RH3 7JJ. Brockham Circular walk. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Wednesday 23rd October at 10.30 from the free car park at the west of Ranmore Common Road (not the NT car park at Denbies Hillside) RH5 6SS. The North Downs Way with good views, taking in Ranmore Common and skirting the Polesden Lacey estate. 4.5 miles. Hilly. (GO50)

 

Wednesday 23rd October at 10.30 from The Green, opposite former Wyllie and Mar, Ripley  GU23 6AR.  (2nd car park by children’s play area). Pyrford. Short hill, steps, stiles. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Wednesday 30th October at 10.30 from Denbies car park off A24 north of Dorking RH5 6AA. Varied walk through the vineyard, onto Ranmore and back along the North Downs Way. One steep climb. 4 miles (GO50)

Friday 1st November at 10.30 from Milton Heath car park, Westcott Road (A25), Dorking. Turning signed Bury Hill Fisheries    RH4 3JU. Milton Heath Circular. Hilly. Stiles. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

 

Saturday 2nd November at 10.00 from Poole Road Recreation Ground, West Ewell KT19 9RY. Hogsmill open space, Ewell Court park, Ewell Upper Mill, Bourne Hall park. Level, with a railway bridge to cross. 3.5 miles. (GO50)

Monday 4th November at 10.30 from far end of Redhill Road (dead end by A3) Cobham (KT11 1EQ is 0.5 miles away). Wisley Common and Clearmount. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Wednesday 6th November at 10.30 from Arbrook Common car park, Arbrook Lane, Claygate KT10 9EJ. Arbrook and Esher Commons to Black Pond. Slopes. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Thursday 7th November at 10.30 from Sandy Lane car park (the one nearest to A244), Oxshott.  Oxshott Heath, Black Pond and Longy Ridge. Slopes.  (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Monday 11th November at 10.30 from Ryka’s Café car park, Burford Bridge, Westhumble  RH5 6BX. Hilly. Slopes. Steps. Riverside Walk. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Monday 11th November at 10.30 from Guildford Lane car park GU5 9BQF.  Includes St Martha’s Hill and Church (outward only). Return via Pilgrims Way. 4½ miles. (GO50)

Wednesday 13th November at 10.30 from Horton Country Park car park, Horton Lane, Epsom KT19 8LP. Horton Country Park. Flat. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Wednesday 13th November at 10.30 from Bocketts Farm in Fetcham KT22 9BS Meet in the Farm car park at the end of the access road (not the car park by the roundabout). Norbury Park and Fetcham Downs. 4 miles. (GO50)

Friday 29th November at 10.30 from car park by cricket pitch, Sandy Lane (off New Road), Albury GU5 9DA. Slopes. Stiles. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Tuesday 3rd December at 14.00 from Garsons Farm, West End, Esher, KT10 8LP. Meet at covered entrance to garden centre. Black Pond. Steps. Slopes. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

 

Thursday 5th December at  10.30 from Cowey Sale car park (near café), Walton Bridge KT12 1QW. Broadwater Walk and Weybridge. Flat. Steps.  (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Friday 6th December at 10.30 from Sandy Lane car park (the one nearest to A244), Oxshott Esher Common and Oxshott Heath. Slopes. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Saturday 7th December at 10.30 from Garson’s Farm, West End Lane, Esher, KT10 2JG.  Walking on P.L.U.T.O.  Slopes. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).  

Tuesday 10th December at 10.30 from By the children’s play area on Sanway Road. KT14 7NF (St Mary’s Church). Part of the Wey Navigations, cross Wisley Golf Club, Wisley Common and then the quiet reaches of the Wey. 5 miles. (GO50)

Wednesday 11th December at 10.30 from Polesden Lacey car park (pay and display/free for National Trust members) RH5 6BD. Walk from the Estate through woodland and open countryside. 4 miles. (GO50)

                          

Friday 13th December at 10.30 from top car park, off Tattenham Corner Road, Epsom Downs KT18 5PP. Walton on the Hill from Epsom Downs. Hilly. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Wed 18 Dec 10.30-12.30  Moderate, slopes, steps Towpath Walk Sanway Road, Byfleet, KT14 7SF (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Friday 20th December at 10.00 from Epsom Common Stew Ponds car park. B280 between Epsom & Malden Rushett. KT18 7TR. Epsom & Ashtead Commons. Visit Roman brick works. Mainly flat, reasonably easy, but can be muddy. 4 miles. (GO50)

Friday 27th December at 10.00 from Poole Road Recreation Ground, West Ewell  KT19 9RY. Hogsmill open space, Ewell Court park, Ewell Upper Mill, Bourne Hall park. Level, with a railway bridge to cross. 3.25 miles. (GO50)

 

Tuesday 31st December at 10.30 from The Green, opposite former Wyllie and Mar, Ripley GU23 6AR (2nd car park by children’s play area). Papercourt Lake and Wey Navigation. Flat. Stiles (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Brisk

Friday 25th October at 11.00 from Ewell Court car park, Lakehurst Road, Ewell KT19 0EB.. Hogsmill River Walk. Flat. (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Monday 18th November at 11.00 from Lane car park, top of Reigate Hill RH2 0HX. Reigate Hill and Gatton Park (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

Friday 27th December at 11.00  from Top car park, Epsom Downs inside the racecourse.  Epsom Downs to Headley. Hilly.  (Elmbridge Healthy Walk).

 

 

 

Another organiser of walks is the Surrey Walks Club which has an annual membership of £10.

Again they have relatively easy short walks and longer walks with a range from 3 – 11 miles in length. These are often rather further afield from the Cobham area and throughout Surrey. Car share can be arranged through club contacts. The club also arranges trips for walks in other parts of the UK and even abroad.

Annual Heritage Walk

We have had great feedback from our five walks. We learn more about the history of Cobham each year. The walk takes in 14 listed buildings and a walk along the River Mole.