Winter walks Polesden Lacey

The Polesden Lacey estate dates back to Roman times. It includes two working farms, ancient woodlands, historic farmsteads and rolling downland, offering a diverse range of places for wildlife to live. Although nature is resting, there is plenty to enjoy out on the estate in winter. Trees stripped of their leaves cast skeletal shadows on frosty ground. Enjoy bright purple crocuses that add a splash of colour to the ground and the bright Robins hopping along the branches above you.

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 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 beautiful view down a hillslope. Autumnal trees can be seen.
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 (£1).

A beautiful view down a hillslope. Autumnal trees can be seen.
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.