Walking at Headley Heath

Couple walking their dog

Step out and discover our colourful maze of blissful footpaths at Headley Heath. There’s something for everyone from our new lizard trail to hikes to Box Hill and beyond along the North Downs Way.

Follow the paths

Most of our paths are clearly marked but an Ordnance Survey map (Landranger 187 or Explorer 146) might be useful.
 

Lizard trail

Pick up a leaflet from our main car park or download a copy below. This walk (3km) is great for families - the kids will enjoy helping mum and dad to find the way, just be sure to follow the orange-tipped posts.
 
Download the lizard trail (PDF / 1.5MB) download
 

Hike to Box Hill

Hike to Box Hill and back again - this demanding, strenuous, circular hike across Headley Heath and Box Hill is eight miles (13km). It should take around four hours but allow more time for rest stops.
 
Box Hill hike to Headley Heath (PDF / 1.8MB) download
 
 

Headley Heath circuit

Discover Headley’s varied habitats - across open heathland and chalk downland and on through shady woods. This walk (moderate) is about 4 miles long with some uneven paths.
 
Headley Heath circuit
 

Headley Heath and White Hill walking circuit

A lovely walk over heathland, through woodland, over open pasture and farmland. This walk (moderate) is about 4 miles long and there are two steep slopes on the route.

Walk the Headley Heath and White Hill walking circuit

North Downs Way

Walk from Headley and join the North Downs Way - follow the signposts along the chalk ridge. Why not head east and walk to Reigate Hill?
 
Reigate Hill and Gatton Park
 

Headley Heath butterfly walk

More than 25 different butterfly species can be spotted on Headley Heath each year. This two-mile walk takes you through a great diversity of fantastic butterfly habitats and you can spot many other creatures along the route too.
 
Walk the Headley Heath butterfly walk