Walking at Leith Hill

The woods at Leith Hill, Surrey

Step out and discover the network of footpaths at Leith Hill – explore the countryside which inspired Charles Darwin and marvel at the beauty of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), home to an abundance of wildlife.

Leith Hill Place house and Leith Hill Tower are currently closed for winter. From Mon 24 - Fri 28 Jan 2022, the Landslip car park will be closed while resurfacing works take place. Our other car parks remain open. Click here for more information on planning your route to Leith Hill.

Explore our footpaths

There are so many to choose, from shorter routes to the Greensand Way, which follows the Greensand Ridge along the Surrey Hills and crosses Leith Hill. Most of our paths are clearly marked, but an Ordnance Survey map (Landranger 187 or Explorer 146) might be useful.
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Discover hidden gems on our trails

Woodland trail (orange)

The Woodland trail is a lovely walk at any time of year and is particularly stunning in autumn due to the turning colours of the trees. Graded as medium (2.5 miles) the route does have some steep gradients and will take up to two hours. It’s our longest trail and passes through parts of the original Leith Hill Place estate and woodland. If you’re feeling energetic, why not walk the Etherley Farm loop, too?

Etherley loop (purple)

The loop will add an additional 1.5 miles to the Woodland trail, taking you across a landscape of farmland and parkland. This hour-long walk is graded as easy but can become very muddy underfoot, if wet.

Heathland trail (green)

The Heathland trail takes you on a journey through the high, sandy, open heath of Duke’s Warren. Graded as easy, the 1.75-mile long route does have some steep parts and takes around an hour to complete. Discover a unique landscape of heather, bracken, bilberry, gorse, pine and birch.

Frank's walk (pink)

Walk to the historic arboretum, through a conifer avenue and into Frank’s Wood. In the spring see the spectacular display of bluebells. Graded as medium, the 1-mile long walk should take around half an hour to complete. There are some steep slopes, steps and muddy patches.
Download our Leith Hill trail leaflet /leith-hill/documents/leith-hill-trail-leaflet.pdf