Walks on the estate at Polesden Lacey

Join us in the outdoors at Polesden Lacey this summer. The Polesden Lacey estate dates back to Roman times. It includes two working farms, ancient woodland, historic farmsteads and rolling downland, offering a diverse range of places for wildlife to live.

Map image of Polesden Lacey

A map of the property 

You can download a small map of the gardens at Polesden Lacey here. You'll be able to pick one of these up at reception when you arrive, with more information on what you can see and do on your visit.

A wildflower meadow

Sights of summer ranger-led walk  

What better way to celebrate National Meadow Day on Saturday 2 July, than by joining the rangers on these guided walks which take you through our chalk grasslands. Learn more about this habitat and the restoration project being undertaken in this area and see if you’re lucky enough to spot the butterflies and other wildlife that are benefiting from the restoration of this area.

Sat 2 Jul & Fri 12 Aug, 11am – 1pm
£8 per person. Booking essential

A bench nestled amongst the long grass in the upper sunken garden at Polesden Lacey

Take a quiet moment in our Silent Space

We've reserved a space in the Upper Sunken Garden for silent visiting. Its a chance to switch off from the hustle and bustle of daily life, have some time to yourself and just take in the surroundings. As little as five minutes will help you to enjoy the restorative benefits of being peaceful in a green place.

Every Monday afternoon (1pm - close).

A young woman and her dog taking in the beautiful landscape at Polesden Lacey

Wellness walk  

Drink in the peace and beauty of the breathtaking landscapes of Polesden Lacey and the Surrey Hills beyond, as you enjoy precious time to yourself. Dogs welcome.

A path through the woodland on the Polesden Lacey estate

Polesden Lacey Trust 10 

Join us on the fourth Sunday of the month for our free 10k trail run. Suitable for all abilities, the 10K circular route takes you through the Polesden Lacey Estate and Ranmore Common. This is a informal run and a great way to get out and enjoy the countryside. Run starts at 9am from the main visitor car park.

Autumn colour at Polesden Lacey
Walking trail

Polesden Lacey to Denbies Hillside ramble 

Travel through some beautiful ancient woodland and enjoy stunning views at Denbies Hillside as you follow the circular route from Polesden Lacey across Ranmore Common.

A finger post on the Polesden Lacey estate

Waymarked walks 

There are four way-marked walks across the estate, each in differing lengths, from 1.5 miles to 4 miles. For more information about each route, pick up a walks leaflet from Visitor Reception.

Autumnal trees and green slopes at Polesden Lacey
Walking trail

The Polesden Lacey big walk 

This challenging walk takes you into the heart of Ranmore Common with fantastic views over Denbies Hillside that can be enjoyed at any time of year.

A group of people walking across grass under a blue sky
Walking trail

Polesden Lacey little big walk 

This walk takes you through a delightful wooded valley and passes ancient woodlands, historic farmsteads and rolling downland all offering a diverse range of habitats for wildlife.

Walking Groups at Polesden Lacey

View of the house at Polesden Lacey from viewpoint on the Wellness Walk.

Monthly Ramblers Walk

Come with friends or make some new ones on this invigorating social stroll around the Polesden Lacey countryside. Taking place every fourth Wednesday of the month, this volunteer-led walk takes an hour and a half. Dogs on a lead are welcome. Meet at 9.30am outside the coffee shop.

A group of walkers at Polesden Lacey

Silver Strollers Walking Group

An easy walk with a few steady inclines, taking in some of the best views from Polesden Lacey. Taking place on the first Friday of every month, this volunteer-led walk takes an hour and a half. Walkers should be sufficiently fit to walk 1-2 miles. Meet at 10am, outside the coffee shop.

Dog walking on a lead

Dog Walking Club

Join us on an energetic walk around the estate with your canine friends on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Dogs will be able to roam on and off lead. Meet outside the coffee shop at 9.30am. Walk duration is approximately 1.5 - 2hrs.