3.4 of 5 (25 votes)

Surrey Hills and Ales

A moderate walk (countryside) in Surrey, England, about 16.74km (10.40 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:45. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 276m (905ft)
Loss 245m (803ft)
Max. Elevation 300m (984ft)
Elevation (total) 521m (1708ft)
Start & End
Distance 16.74km
Duration ~4:45
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by GaryShipp on 23 Nov 2007
Stroll around this beautiful part of South East England, with views across the Weald to the South Downs beyond, and some fine country pubs en route.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map


OS Grid TQ088478
Start of the walk
Footpath About 0.43 km (~0.27 miles) from
OS Grid TQ089473
Leave the road behind and head out into the hills.
Cross the minor road About 0.83 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid TQ096469
Head straight over.
The Volunteer Pub About 1.28 km (~0.8 miles) from
OS Grid TQ105459
Worth a detour for its Real Ales
The Abinger Hatch About 1.07 km (~0.66 miles) from
OS Grid TQ115459
Another hostelry of note!
Friday Street Pond About 1.23 km (~0.76 miles) from
OS Grid TQ127457
With the Stephen Langton Pub little more than a stone's thros away.
Decision time About 1.88 km (~1.17 miles) from
OS Grid TQ127438
If the clock allows, then take the path South Easterly and head for the top of Leith Hill. Otherwise, turn west and onwards to Holmbury Hill.
Leith Hill Tower About 1.37 km (~0.85 miles) from
OS Grid TQ139431
The highest point in SE England, and over 1000ft thanks to the Victorian viewing tower on top. Climb the stairs for a small fee or be distracted by the fine selection of home made cake in the kiosk at the bottom (seasonal opening times apply). Stunning panorama, with both London and the sea in view.
Another pub About 2.95 km (~1.83 miles) from
OS Grid TQ111441
The name of which escapes me but I'm sure it's something to do with the name of the village of Holmbury St Mary. There's another up the road to, by the church and with a name related to the Royals.
Holmbury Hill About 1.44 km (~0.89 miles) from
OS Grid TQ103429
The Iron Age folk beat the Victorians to this one and built a fort on top. Wonderful views from 270 degrees and a little less busy than it's taller neighbour. Without cake buying facilities though . . .
Peaslake Stores About 2.49 km (~1.55 miles) from
OS Grid TQ086447
A mountain bikers mecca at weekends. Great for some food for the train journey home.
Any which way you can About 1.77 km (~1.1 miles) from
OS Grid TQ088464
Choose your route depending on energy and then back from whence you came.

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