A winter walk around Gatton Park

Walking trail

This is a lovely stroll suitable for the short days of winter, but enough to share time with friends and family, and escape the hustle and bustle.


Trail map of Gatton Park past and present walk


Wray Lane car park, grid ref: TQ26275233


To enter Gatton Park use the path marked with the National Trust sign, located opposite the Wray Lane car park entrance. At the first Discover Gatton way marker post, head down the gentle slope; the park's original carriage drive.

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At the second post take the left fork in the track.

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Very shortly after the second post you will find the third post situated above a viewpoint giving you a first glimpse of this historic parkland.

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Continue along the old carriage road to the fourth post, situated by a lone yew tree, and follow the arrow.


At the end of this section of track you will see Tower Lodge on your left marking another of the entrances into the park; it is made from Gatton stone. Turn right at the fifth post.


Keep an eye out for views across the parkland and, a little further on, the stone circle. Within a few minutes of leaving the stone circle you will find the sixth post, pointing you to the right, down the hill towards Hop Garden Pond and through the open parkland.

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The Millenium Stones at Gatton Park, Surrey


Once you have crossed the open parkland, you will re-enter the woodland fringe to post seven. Take a sharp right up the steep bank into Nut Wood. As you reach the top of this track you will be rewarded with perhaps the best view of the main lake over the tops of the trees bordering the serpentine. Once the track levels out, continue until you arrive at a junction of paths.

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Take a right at this junction, past the highest point in the park. Continue, passing Wingate Hill which offers a last opportunity to look back on the parkland. This is also a good place to try and spot the spire of St Andrews church nestling in the trees.

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Turn right and head back to post three and the first viewpoint. At post three follow the arrow left taking you the short distance back to Wray Lane car park.


Wray Lane car park, grid ref: TQ26275233

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A winter walk around Gatton Park


Follow the Discover Gatton way markers on this circular walk. The terrain is undulating with some steep gradients. The track surfaces can be muddy and slippery in places in wet weather. Dogs welcome.

A winter walk around Gatton Park

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A winter walk around Gatton Park

How to get here

Reigate Hill car park, Wray Lane, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0HX
By train

Nearest stations, Reigate and Merstham, approximately 1 mile (1.6km) from Gatton Park.

By road

Park at Wray Lane car park (National Trust) at the top of Reigate Hill, adjacent to M25 J8. No direct access to Wray Lane when approaching from Reigate. Need to approach from the other direction by going round the main J8 roundabout and turning left into Wray Lane.

By bus

Services 420 and 460 from Reigate and Redhill to Tadworth Epsom. Alight Sutton stop on A217, 200yds (183m) from start of walk

A winter walk around Gatton Park

Facilities and access

  • Car park
  • No toilets