3.2 of 5 (15 votes)

Around Reigate

A leisurely walk (countryside) in Surrey, England, about 10.03km (6.23 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:45. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 165m (541ft)
Loss 175m (574ft)
Max. Elevation 230m (754ft)
Elevation (total) 340m (1115ft)
Start & End
Reigate
Distance 10.03km
(6.23mi)
Duration ~2:45
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 12 Jul 2011
This walk circuits the Surrey town of Reigate. It's a walk of two halves, offering a taste of Surrey's distinctive features - the chalk hills of the North Downs, and the lower level towns, as always interspersed with patches of woodland. Start and finish at Reigate Station, less than half an hour from central London.

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Waypoints

OS Grid TQ254507
Head left out of the station. Turn right at the end of the shops, then left into Somers Road.
Pilgrim's Way About 0.55 km (~0.34 miles) from
OS Grid TQ249509
Continue along the road until you reach Pilgrim's Way. The friendly residents have decided their houses are too posh for commoners to see and put a gate across the entrance. Ignore it and head up the hill.
Top of the hill About 0.74 km (~0.46 miles) from
OS Grid TQ250516
At the top of the hill, cross over the road at the top and take the steep, chalky path heading into the woods.
The North Downs Way About 0.34 km (~0.21 miles) from
OS Grid TQ249520
The path leads round the top of a steep wooded slope - the south-facing escarpment of the North Downs - on to the open countryside of the North Downs. There is a curious temple in the corner of the field, with one of those things that tells you which hill is which on the horizon.
Colley Hill About 0.61 km (~0.38 miles) from
OS Grid TQ244522
Follow the path over Colley Hill. The path is very near to the M25, but thankfully it is heard but not seen, so doesn't spoil the walk. Great views over to Leith Hill and Box Hill, and as far south as the South Downs.
Buckland Hills About 1.27 km (~0.79 miles) from
OS Grid TQ231522
Continue west along the North Downs over the Buckland Hills.
Towards Buckland About 1.38 km (~0.86 miles) from
OS Grid TQ217523
Head away from the Downs along the Bridleway to Buckland.
Across the railway About 0.78 km (~0.48 miles) from
OS Grid TQ219515
The bridleway crosses the railway; you can continue to Betchworth Station for a shorter walk. Otherwise continue along the road to Buckland.
Buckland About 1.01 km (~0.63 miles) from
OS Grid TQ221506
The second part of the walk is a different flavour, through the lanes and patches of wood that define Surrey.
Dungate's Farm About 0.84 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid TQ227500
The path, which is part of the Greensand Way, heads past Dungate's Farm and heads towards Reigate Heath.
Reigate Heath About 0.88 km (~0.55 miles) from
OS Grid TQ235496
Through the heath, which is now mostly a golf course.
Path to Reigate About 0.88 km (~0.55 miles) from
OS Grid TQ244498
A path leads off back towards the town.
Reigate town centre About 0.75 km (~0.47 miles) from
OS Grid TQ250502
The path leads through a park to the centre of Reigate. It's a pleasant enough town, with a few good pubs around the high street. Continue through for the bus or train.

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