Autumn walks in Surrey

See Surrey in a new light and make the most of the autumn colour. Our downloadable walks are easy to follow with step-by-step directions starting from Polesden Lacey, Hatchlands Park, Hindhead Commons, Winkworth Arboretum and more. Every step you take helps us care for these special places for years to come.

A visitor taking photographs in the woodland in autumn at Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey and Ranmore Common

Travel through some golden ancient woodland and enjoy stunning views, along the circular routes from Polesden Lacey across Ranmore Common.

A path winding past a red acer tree in autumn splendour

Winkworth Arboretum 

When autumn arrives, Winkworth Arboretum bursts into colour, its yellows, oranges and reds painting a breathtaking picture across the landscape. For the best views follow the signposted trails and seek out the viewpoints on the edge of the Magnolia Wood, the top of the Azalea Steps, the lakeside boathouse and the eastern Meadow

The house in autumn at Hatchlands Park
Walking trail

Hatchlands Park 

See the whole of Hatchlands in one walk. This circular walk follows the edge of our park through woodland, in all its autumn colours, and open parkland with distant views of our house and the wider Surrey countryside.

Part of old boundary bank at Leith Hill
Walking trail

Leith Hill 

Enjoy an exhilarating autumn walk across Leith Hill, which has been a popular picnic spot since the 19th century. See the oaks, beeches and sweet chestnut trees turn on Leith Hill and the views from the top.

Gibbet Hill and the Sailor's Stone at Hindhead Commons, Surrey
Walking trail

Hidden Hindhead 

Hindhead Commons has sweeping purple heather and golden grasses at the start of autumn. Make your way to the eastern side of the Devil’s Punch Bowl and look across the valley for some of the best views in the area.

Golden beech leaves
Walking trail

Box Hill riverside walk 

This riverside walk follows a glorious stretch of the River Mole and detours through rare grasslands with steep descents and climbs.

Mist rising from the water of the River Wey at dawn
Walking trail

Dapdune Wharf to St Catherine's 

The autumn mists on the River Wey are a quietly beautiful sight. Walk from Dapdune Wharf to St Catherine’s and see how the river has cut through the North Downs. Experience some peaceful views along the way.

Child in autumn woodland

Six things to see on an autumn woodland walk 

An autumn woodland glowing with colour and rich with the smell of damp earth is a wonderful place to be. National Trust Ranger Chloe Bradbrooke suggests six mini wonders of nature to look out for on an autumn woodland walk.