Leith Hill Bluebell walk

Walking trail

This short walk around Frank's wood on Leith Hill presents you with a breathtakingly stupendous array of bluebells.

Please note this walk includes a steep descent and climb on the side of Leith Hill. Please wear appropriate shoes with good grip.

Map

Follow the steps to see a glorious show of bluebells

Start:

Landslip car park, Abinger Road, Coldharbour, Dorking TQ147433

1

From the Landslip carpark, cross the road and take the path by the pink topped trail marker for Frank's Wood. Follow the path through the conifers and you'll reach some steps.

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Start the walk through the stately conifer trees

2

Go down the steps. The land here is very steep due to landslips over the years, when part of the ground has shifted downhill. However new trees have been planted and you can see how the canopy has opened up with coppiced hazel and the area is now filled with bluebells. Carry on down the path until you reach a huge pine tree.

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Coppicing allows more sunshine to the woodland

3

At the big pine tree the path turns right and goes on down through the oak tees and over a couple of footbridges. The oak trees were planted by Frank Longhurst, a National Trust woodsman. Carry on walking through the bluebells as the path begins to rise.

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Follow the paths through Franks Wood

4

You'll come to a T junction with a bench. Take a moment here to sit and enjoy the sigh across the woodland. When you're ready continue to climb the hill winding through the tress and over the streams. Continue until you reach the road.

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Find peace in the bluebell wood at Leith Hill

5

When you reach the level cross the road to a path that will take you to the car park. However don't forget to pause and look to your right at the view across to the South Downs.

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Visitor admires view at Leith Hill

6

Congratulations ! You made it. Why not stop to enjoy the view with a picnic here? For a better view walk up to the café at the Leith Hill tower (path to the rear of the car park). Alternatively teas are served at Leith Hill Place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during spring and summer months.

Enjoy a cream tea in our tea room

End:

Landslip car park, Abinger Road, Coldharbour, Dorking TQ147433

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Leith Hill Bluebell walk

Terrain

A circular walk that has a steep descent (with some steps) down the slope of Leith Hill before traversing through the wood and then climbing back up to the road. Path can be muddy and slippy after rain.

Dogs must be kept on leads whilst the bluebells are in flower.     

Leith Hill Bluebell walk

Contact us

Leith Hill Bluebell walk

How to get here

Address
Landslip car park, Abinger Road, near Coldharbour. Dorking Surrey. Nearest postcode RH5 6HG
By train

Holmwood (not Sunday), 2.5 miles (4km) or Dorking 5.5 miles (8.9km).

By road

Leith Hill is signposted from the A25 at Wotton and from the A29 at Ockley. 1 mile (1.6km) South-West of Coldharbour A29/B2126. Parking at either of Windy Gap or the Landslip car parks which are on Abinger Road.

By foot

Comprehensive network of rights of way including the Greensand Way National Trail.

By bus

Arriva 21, Guildford-Dorking. Alight Holmbury St Mary, 2.5 miles (4km) (not Sun or Public Holidays).

By bicycle

View local cycle routes at Sustrans

Leith Hill Bluebell walk

Facilities and access

  • Free parking in designated areas along road at foot of the hill
  • Benches
  • Cafe at Leith Hill Place (Friday to Sunday) or at the bottom of Leith Hill Tower (not NT)
  • No toilets on site