Downloadable walks in Surrey

Come and enjoy walking across the Surrey Hills with trails that take in military history, woodland and water ways.

Whether you're walking with friends or family, or preferring some quiet time to yourself, you can find more walks in your area on our interactive walking trails map.

    Hidden Hindhead walk

    3 miles (5km) - 1 to 2 hours.

    Enjoy this circular trail that provides picnic spots, chances to see ponies, and breathtaking views around Hindhead Common and the Devil's Punchbowl. A great walk for all the family that's varied enough to keep the kids interested.

    Winkworth to Oakhurst wonder walk

    2.5 miles (4km) - 1 hour 30 minutes.

    A beautiful wooded walk connecting three of our places. Winkworth Arboretum, the National Trust's only arboretum, is linked through woodland to the spectacular views from the top of Hydon's Ball. Enjoy the views on this varied walk and then it's down to the village of Hambledon, where you'll discover Oakhurst Cottage. This 16th-century labourer's home has remained largely unchanged for the past 100 years or more.

    Leith Hill Tower

    2.5 miles (4km) - 1 to 2 hours.

    Enjoy a romantic walk across the highest point in south-east England, which has been a popular picnic spot since the 19th century. Take in panoramic views from Leith Hill’s Gothic Revival tower and discover the countryside surrounding composer Ralph Vaughan Williams’ former childhood home.

    Wey walks: Pyrford Lock to Papercourt

    7 miles (11.2km) - 3 to 4 hours.

    This walk reveals the striking rural character of the Wey Navigations and the two small and attractive villages of Ripley and Pyrford.

    Deep in the purple empire: Bookham butterfly walk

    1.5 miles (2.5km) - 30 minutes.

    Enter Bookham woodlands for the rare and elusive purple emperor. Each afternoon the males gather at two special clumps of trees and put on amazing territorial displays. You’ll also enjoy plenty of other butterflies and many birds.

    The Polesden Lacey 'big walk'

    4.2 miles (6.8km) - 2 hours 30 minutes.

    This challenging walk takes you into the heart of Ranmore Common and offers fantastic views over Denbies Hillside. It can be enjoyed at any time of year. See two working farms, ancient woodlands, historic farmsteads and rolling downland, all offering a diverse range of habitats for wildlife. Why not try to complete some of our 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ and make the walk more fun for all the family.

    Box Hill military history walk

    2.75 miles (4.4km) - 2 to 3 hours.

    Box Hill is well known for its stunning views and beautiful scenery, situated just 20 miles (32.1km) south of London. However, not that long ago the freedom of this country could have stood or fallen on the wooded slopes of Box Hill and the River Mole. Make your Great British Walk something fun and educational.

    The Polesden Lacey friends and family walk

    2.5 miles (4km) - 1 hour 30 minutes

    Nestled at the heart of a 1,400-acre estate that dates back to Roman times, Polesden Lacey is rich in history and enjoys stunning views over the Surrey Hills. This walk takes you through a delightful wooded valley and passes ancient woodlands, historic farmsteads and rolling downland all offering a diverse range of habitats for wildlife. So round up your family and friends, put your best foot forward and escape to Polesden Lacey.

    Box Hill butterfly walk

    3 miles (5km) - 4 hours

    Box Hill offers a mix of chalk grassland paddocks rich in wild flowers, such as the rare native box, and sweeping areas of yew and broad-leaved woodland on steep slopes above Dorking. This is one of the richest areas for butterflies in Britain, with over 40 species occurring annually, including silver-spotted skipper, chalkhill, Adonis and small blues, dark-green and silver-washed fritillaries and white admiral and purple emperor.

    Discover Gatton Park, past and present walk

    2 miles (3.25km) - 1 hour

    Take a stroll through this parkland, designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, and take a glimpse into its diverse history.

    Headley Heath butterfly walk

    2 miles (3.25km) - 4 hours

    A ramble through woodland and heathland on acidic soils, which leads you out onto chalk downland turf before returning onto heathland and back into woodland.  The butterflies are at their best from 24 June through to early August.

    Wey walks

    Thames Lock cottage

    Our River Wey and Godalming Navigations team have put together five of walks to help you explore the river and navigations. You can see two of the last remaining three Wey barges at Dapdune Wharf in Guildford, take in locks and river sights on a gentle meandering day out.

    Reigate Hill walk

    3.3 miles (5.3km) - up to 2 hours 15 minutes

    Enjoy an exhilarating walk across Reigate Hill and learn how man has influenced the history on the hill. There are many places along the route to stop and enjoy the spectacular views across the Weald towards the South Downs.

    The Box Hill natural play trail walk

    2 miles (3.2km) - minimum 1 hour, but you could stay all day...

    This is your chance to play in the woods. There are lots of trees and structures to climb on, and it can be a bit muddy and slippery. So get your wellies on, try making a mud pie to tick off one of your 50 things, and have some fun with family on the play trail.

    The Box Hill hill top stroll

    1 mile (1.61km) - 30 minutes

    This gentle walk takes in some of the unusual features of Box Hill, including a view of the home of the inventor of television, grave stones and a fort. So it's perfect for history lovers, and don't forget the fabulous views over the Surrey countryside too.

    The Box Hill stepping stones walk

    2 miles (3.2km) -  1 hour 30 minutes

    The stepping stones are an iconic landmark in this part of Surrey, and they're a perfect spot to stop and watch the river flow by. This walk takes in some glorious views of the Surrey Hills and passes by one of Box Hill's oldest buildings, the fort.

You can discover more great walks across the UK as part of the Great British Walk. Find the perfect walk for you.