Winter wander around Limpsfield Common

Walking trail

This is a lovely woodland walk for winter days along wide paths. It is particularly attractive when there has been a dusting of snow on the trees. Listen out for the birds - even in winter you can hear native woodland birds that are vocal among the trees. The sandy soil of Limpsfield Common is generally dryish over winter, although they may be muddy patches so bring your wellies!

Map

Map for the Limpsfield Common winter walk

Start:

Grub St car park RH8 0SL

1

Cross Grub Street into the golf club car park and you will see a path to your right through the holly trees. The path is marked as a bridleway. Follow this path with the golf course on your right hand side and houses to your left. Ignore the path that goes onto the golf course and carry on until the track meets with the golf course and you reach a junction where five paths meet.

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Enjoy the winter sunshine on Limpsfield Common

2

You should be standing at a point where 5 paths meet. Turn immediately to your left and follow the path along the edge of the course with a hedge on your left.

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In olden times beeches were used to create hedges

3

You will come the start of Ridlands Grove - a small woodland of broadleaf trees, including oaks and beeches. Look out to lovely views over the farmland to your left. In a few hundred yards you will come to a small red pillar box which is right by Peter Rabbit’s post office.

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Enjoy the glorious views over the farmland

4

From the post box carry on straight ahead keeping inside the wood, with a wire boundary fence on your left hand side. The path will gradually rise and bend to the right. Keep on straight ahead - ignore the small paths going off to the right. At the top of the rise, the path forks - keep to the right. You’ll see an information board a few hundred yards before you at Ridlands Lane car park. From the information board carry on straight ahead, taking the path that runs parallel to the road maintaining the same direction as before. You will walk through some open woodland and you will come to a T junction by a lovely tall beech tree. Turn left and you will see the end of the path by a road.

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Robin Abinger Roughs Surrey

5

You are at the junction of Ridlands Road and Kent Hatch Road. Over the road to your right you will see Chapel Road. Cross over to it and you will see a bridlepath signpost pointing through the trees. Follow this path through the small copse of trees and you will come out again at the golf course. Bear right along the track keeping the woodland on your right and the golf course on your left. The path wends its way through trees between two fairways and will come out at a road junction at Brick Kiln Lane.

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Enjoy our paths at Limpsfield Common

6

Cross over brick Kiln Lane to Stoneswood Road. You will see the bridlepath sign over to your right pointing to a track through the trees. This is part of the Greensand Way. Take this path. You walk through open woodland and you will see that the path surface is stony indicating that this is an old trackway. Ignore the smaller paths off to the left and right and carry on as you descend into a small valley. At the bottom you will come to a spot where six paths meet together. Carry on up the hill and ignoring the bridlepath to your left and small paths off to the right. You will come out at a road.

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Cross the road at Brick Kiln Lane

7

As you cross over the road, your will see a bridlepath signpost. Just past here, there is a T junction and you turn right along a small path, parallel to the road on your right hand side. You will see the New Road car park to your right. Carry on straight ahead and when you reach the road, cross over and walk along the verge with some posts to your right. You will come to Kent Hatch Road near its junction with the A25. Cross over Kent Hatch Road and take the path round the back of the golf fairways. Continue past the No 1 tee, and you will see the car park ahead of you.

Enjoy the winter light on Limpsfield Common

End:

Grub St car park RH8 0SL

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Winter wander around Limpsfield Common

Terrain

Paths are wide and over sandy soil. Can be slightly muddy in places. A couple of small slopes to walk up.

Winter wander around Limpsfield Common

Contact us

Winter wander around Limpsfield Common

How to get here

Address
Grub Street car park, by the Limpsfield Chart Golf Club house, Limpsfield, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0SL
By road

Exit M25 at J6, then at the Godstone interchange roundabout take A22, sign posted Eastbourne, and at next roundabout take A25 sign posted Westerham, Oxted. Grub Street car park (NT) is on the right hand side of the A25 by the junction with the B269 and by Limpsfield Chart Golf Club.

Winter wander around Limpsfield Common

Facilities and access

  • Car parking
  • No toilets