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Walking Balcombe Circular ( Download : )
Balcombe Circular
distance 9.34mi Vertical gain +581ft Vertical drop -548ft Durée 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Balcombe - West Sussex

An easy circular walk in Sussex with a number of options to increase or decrease the distance using a variety of footpaths.

Ardingly Reservoir West Sussex circular walk
distance 4.89mi Vertical gain +417ft Vertical drop -390ft Durée 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ardingly - West Sussex

Lovely walk around the Ardingly reservoir in West Sussex.

Walking Horsham Riverside Walk ( Download : )
distance 12.42mi Vertical gain +210ft Vertical drop -210ft Durée 5h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Sussex

A suggested start of the walk is at Warnham Local Nature Reserve. Going clockwise, the route follows Chennells Brook and later picks up the Horn Brook near Leechpool Woods.

distance 11.4mi Vertical gain +843ft Vertical drop -991ft Durée 6h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Surrey

The stage starts outside Merstham Station, follows Station Road North. The route then joins the North Downs Way, then thru' the Royal Alexandra & Albert School and up on to Reigate Hill. At Buckland Heights we divert from the ND Way to stay on top of the Downs escarpment passing some great views. At Pebble Coombe we join an ancient trackway along Tye Lane to Headley Village. Then divert south thru' Headley Heath to rejoin the NDW over Box Hill and descend to finish at Westhumble.

Walking Upper Beeding circular ( Download : )
Upper Beeding circular
distance 7.22mi Vertical gain +643ft Vertical drop -653ft Durée 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Upper Beeding - West Sussex

A nice variety - up high on the Downs, and back down to woodland, countryside, riverside - with Chanctonbury Ring frequently in view in the distance.

From Lewes to Alfriston via the Ouse and the Downs
distance 11.23mi Vertical gain +761ft Vertical drop -735ft Durée 5h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lewes - East Sussex

From lovely Lewes in East Sussex along the River Ouse valley, then up onto the South Downs for a bracing downland stretch with views across the Weald, gorgeous South Downs Way and the sea, ending up in the delightful village of Alfriston, where there are afternoon buses back to Lewes.

Tillingbourne Waterfall and Leith Hill Tower
distance 6.65mi Vertical gain +620ft Vertical drop -620ft Durée 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Abinger - Surrey

This circular walk close to Abinger provides a good way to explore the countryside using a section of Greensand Way leading to Leith Hill Tower. You will enjoy quiet paths and tracks in the woods, along River Tillingourne and great views from Leith Hill!

Hever & Markbeech from Chiddingstone
distance 5.85mi Vertical gain +318ft Vertical drop -318ft Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chiddingstone - Kent

A lovely Kent walk that starts from the beautiful village of Chiddingstone and continues to Hever where you can visit the Castle. The route then turns south to Markbeech from where a return to the start is made.

distance 10.4mi Vertical gain +702ft Vertical drop -541ft Durée 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Surrey

From the start, we climb thru' the village of Westhumble and up onto the Downs behind Denbies Vineyard. From the West Hanger picnic area we continue along the North Downs Way for just over half a mile then turn right to go north and gradually downhill off the Downs. Then, enjoy the views of West London and Heathrow Airport to the right and Woking in front. You can also stop off for refreshments at the Tillingbourne Brewery at Old Scotland Farm. It's a beautiful route, but be warned, it's hilly.

distance 3.31mi Vertical gain +249ft Vertical drop -266ft Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Croydon - Greater London

A circular walk near Coulsdon in South London, which brings you to the beautiful, rolling chalk grassland of Farthing Downs and Happy Valley. Because this area is some of the last remaining chalk land habitat remaining in the Greater London area, both these sites are considered Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). This walk is published through a collaboration with Surrey County Council.

Walking Bore Place - Red Trail ( Download : )
distance 2.73mi Vertical gain +148ft Vertical drop -144ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chiddingstone - Kent

The Bore Place farm walks weave their way through the fields and woodlands of the 500-acre organic dairy farm, offering panoramic views across this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The trails start and finish at the Bore Place car park and are waymarked by colour-coded directional discs and tall oak posts with painted lines at the top.

Walking Bore Place - Blue Trail ( Download : )
distance 1.34mi Vertical gain +75ft Vertical drop -89ft Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chiddingstone - Kent

The Bore Place farm walks weave their way through the fields and woodlands of the 500-acre organic dairy farm, offering panoramic views across this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The trails start and finish at the Bore Place car park and are waymarked by colour-coded directional discs and tall oak posts with painted lines at the top.

distance 7.57mi Vertical gain +449ft Vertical drop -463ft Durée 3h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chiddingstone - Kent

This circular walk leads you up onto the Greensand Way where breathtaking views await. From here it loops round, passing the picturesque 14th-century Wickhurst Manor through the village of Sevenoaks Weald and across rolling farmland before returning to the start point.

Walking Bore Place - Green Trail ( Download : )
distance 1.42mi Vertical gain +52ft Vertical drop -52ft Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chiddingstone - Kent

The Bore Place farm walks weave their way through the fields and woodlands of the 500-acre organic dairy farm, offering panoramic views across this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The trails start and finish at the Bore Place car park and are waymarked by colour-coded directional discs and tall oak posts with painted lines at the top.

distance 3.77mi Vertical gain +223ft Vertical drop -200ft Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chiddingstone - Kent

This circular walk guides the keen wildlife watcher and enthusiast to some of the best local spots to see special species like the nightingale. The farmland of Bore Place extends almost to Bough Beech Reservoir where it meets the nature reserve. Well-connected areas of good habitat encourage plants, fungi and animals to survive and thrive.

distance 4.94mi Vertical gain +92ft Vertical drop -92ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chiddingstone - Kent

This is a circular walk but is described in two sections, so you can choose to just walk to or from the Little Brown Jug, rather than doing the whole loop. Nothing beats the promise of a cosy pub after a bracing walk in the Kent countryside. This gentle walk boasts the choice of two pubs within an hour on foot of Bore Place, using the network of public footpaths and bridleways. The walk takes in classic Low Weald landscape with its patchwork of arable fields and grazing pastures.

Walking Abinger Hammer ( Download : )
Abinger Hammer
distance 2.4mi Vertical gain +177ft Vertical drop -177ft Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Abinger - Surrey

A nice easy, circular walk to do with the kids, taking in the beauty of the North Downs in Surrey Hill's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Plenty of places to leave a RockFun rock for someone else to find. We suggest about 4-5 rocks for hiding on this walk.

South Downs Storrington to Pulborough
distance 8.55mi Vertical gain +262ft Vertical drop -348ft Durée 4h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Storrington and Sullington - West Sussex

An easy, varied and beautiful nine-mile walk taking in small paths, Parham House grounds, woodland, Rackham, more woodland, Wiggonholt and Pulborough Brooks. Plenty to see and enjoy

Southease, Rodmell and Lewes Brooks
distance 5.97mi Vertical gain +279ft Vertical drop -269ft Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Beddingham - East Sussex

Using a part of the South Down Way, this circular walk goes through Southease, Rodmell, along the River Ouse and include one steep hill.

distance 16.52mi Vertical gain +1398ft Vertical drop -1381ft Durée 8h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Southease - East Sussex

This lengthy East Sussex walk traverses a section of the South Downs using the South Downs Way and other paths and tracks. The start is Southease station with the route taking you to Ditchling Beacon before finishing at Lewes. A convenient rail service links you to Southease.

distance 11.05mi Vertical gain +1020ft Vertical drop -1440ft Durée 6h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bromley - Greater London

The route is undulating and hilly at times. Follow the Pilgrims and North Downs Ways, but with a few diversions. Expect a few good climbs and one of the most impressive descents of the whole walk. You'll encounter: dark secrets; stately homes; Roman roads; ancient Celtic Temples; one of the UK's largest vineyards; the highest point on the North Downs Ridge; some great views to the north over London and the Weald; relics from world wars; our industrial past and great storms.

Charleston Farm & Firle Beacon from Firle
distance 4.18mi Vertical gain +650ft Vertical drop -620ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Firle - East Sussex

This East Sussex walk takes you onto the South Downs for spectacular views north at Firle Beacon. The walk also offers the opportunity to visit Charlestown Farmhouse with its bohemian décor and associations with the Bloomsbury set.

distance 12.44mi Vertical gain +10ft Vertical drop -282ft Durée 5h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in East Clandon - Surrey

We pass thru' the picturesque village of East Clandon, then thru' the Ryde Estate where we join the Fox Way and stay with it to Walsham Lock. Along lanes past Ockham to the historic village of Ripley. We follow a path across the Green then turn left to join the River Wey Navigation at Walsham Lock. We follow the Wey, mainly surrounded by green open space and pasture, thru' West Byfleet, New Haw, Addlestone and Weybridge to Thames Lock and finish on the River Thames at Walton Bridge.

Walking Cuckmere Haven circular ( Download : )
Cuckmere Haven circular
distance 8.38mi Vertical gain +1145ft Vertical drop -1132ft Durée 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Seaford - East Sussex

Beautiful out-and-back walk starting in Cuckmere Haven car park, taking in riverside, coastal path, village and forest

distance 11.21mi Vertical gain +1047ft Vertical drop -561ft Durée 6h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Shoreham - Kent

Follow Darent Valley Path across Darent Valley Golf Club. Join the North Downs Way & also soon rejoin the Darent Valley Path. At Dunton Green say goodbye to the Darent Valley Path for the last time. We divert from the North Downs Way to take in Chevening Church and Park. Follow the Pilgrims Way along narrow country lanes, then back onto the North Downs Way, before diverting along the Tandridge Border Path thru' Park Wood Golf Club and finish at Westmore Green.