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A taste of the Surrey Sandstone Hills

A leisurely walk (countryside) in Surrey, England, about 5.98km (3.72 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 153m (501ft)
Loss 153m (501ft)
Max. Elevation 260m (853ft)
Elevation (total) 306m (1002ft)
Start & End
Ewhurst Village Green
Distance 5.98km
(3.72mi)
Duration ~2:15
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Created by Anonymous Walker on 25 Sep 2012
This walk gives a taste of the varied scenery of rural Surrey, starting in the village of Ewhurst and taking in Pitch Hill, one of the hills of the sandstone ridge.

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Walk Map

Waypoints

OS Grid TQ089408
The number 53 bus from Guildford terminates here. Ewhurst village has some beautiful historical buildings of interest.
Path junction About 0.45 km (~0.28 miles) from
OS Grid TQ085407
Turn right from the lane up an obvious track
Oak tree and bench About 0.28 km (~0.17 miles) from
OS Grid TQ084410
Not that you've walked that far yet, but here is a great spot for a quick rest to take in the views towards Pitch Hill.
Tarmac lane About 0.33 km (~0.21 miles) from
OS Grid TQ083413
Turn left past the cottages on to the tarmac lane.
Right junction About 0.42 km (~0.26 miles) from
OS Grid TQ079413
From here turn right.
Watch out for the lions! About 0.29 km (~0.18 miles) from
OS Grid TQ079416
Go past the tudor house (site also of a Roman Villa), with the sleeping lion statues keeping watch over the entrance gates. From here the path starts to go more steepily uphill and the ground underneath becomes sandstone.
Road crossing About 0.58 km (~0.36 miles) from
OS Grid TQ081421
Take care crossing the road here. Turn right and then almost immediately left on the smaller lane.
Left turning on drive way About 0.28 km (~0.17 miles) from
OS Grid TQ083422
From the lane, turn left. This lane is reasonably steep in places and you may notice that you are now in woodlands predominantly of pine and silver birch.
Footpath About 0.25 km (~0.16 miles) from
OS Grid TQ084424
As you near the house, look out for the footpath on your left.
Summit of Pitch Hill About 0.21 km (~0.13 miles) from
OS Grid TQ082424
From the summit you will enjoy beautiful views south over the wealden clays towards the South Downs in the distance. Around about SSW you might even catch a glimpse of the sea through the Adur Valley.
Bridleway / footpath junction About 0.46 km (~0.29 miles) from
OS Grid TQ085427
Pitch Hill has a maze of paths so navigate carefully to find your way off the hill.
Narrow footpath About 0.20 km (~0.12 miles) from
OS Grid TQ086425
Descend the hill via this narrow footpath.
Narrow lane About 0.23 km (~0.14 miles) from
OS Grid TQ086423
The footpath emerges on to this narrow lane. Turn left downhill.
Road crossing About 0.14 km (~0.09 miles) from
OS Grid TQ086422
Take care walking along this country lane, looking out for fast drivers and the occasional buses which serve this route. Turn left on the bend down the farm track and then immediately right over a stile.
Tarmac track About 0.72 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid TQ092418
Walk along the tarmac track from 50 metres or so, looking for stile on the left across 'Four acre field'.
Footpath back to the start About 0.43 km (~0.27 miles) from
OS Grid TQ093414
Turn right and follow the footpath back to the start of the route.
Bulls Head Pub About 0.71 km (~0.44 miles) from
OS Grid TQ090408
The pub is next to the Village Green so offers a good spot to await the bus back.

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