Walking

Walking trail

Margery Wood, Walton Heath and Colley Hill walk

Walking trail

Margery Woods in Surrey is a lovely spot to walk whatever the season. It's great for bluebells in spring and equally as lovely as autumn turns the leaves golden brown. Colley Hill boasts magnificent views over Surrey to the South Downs.

Map

Margery Wood to the Sportsman pub walking trail map

Start:

National Trust car park at Margery Wood, TQ 2452 5275

1

Leave the car park by turning left on the path that runs along the northern edge of the car park. Follow the path with fields on your right and woods and then more fields on your left. After about 500 metres you cross a surfaced road with a cottage on your right. Continue along the narrow path until you reach another surfaced road where you turn right.

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A bed of bluebells in a National Trust woodland

2

Follow the road as it swings right and just after this take the tarmac road that goes left - there is a sign for the pub on the corner. The Sportsman public house is 200 metres along this road to your right. When you leave the pub, turn right and walk out onto the open heathland. Walk along the tree line on the right hand side. The path here falls gradually and a church spire appears on the horizon in front of you - this is Kingswood Church.

3

About 800 metres after leaving the pub, at the bottom of a dip in the land (marked 3 on the map), the path swings right and goes up a slight rise. As it swings right take the path that turns slightly left and runs slightly downhill along the left hand side of the open heathland - don't take the broad path that goes straight up the hill.

4

Some 400 metres along this section take the path that goes though a gap in the woodland (marked 4 on the map). As it comes out on the other side take the path that turns slightly left up the slope across the open heathland.

5

As you reach the top of this hill there are woods and a junction of several paths - take the path that goes about half left with woods on its right and heathland on its left. Follow this just over 400 metres until it reaches the edge of the golf course (marked 5 on the map). From here follow the path that goes almost due south (and slightly downhill) with the golf course on your right and open heathland on the left.

6

At the bottom of the slope follow the path as it swings right into the woods (marked 6 on the map), but still follows the edge of the golf course. Walk through the woods for about 400 metres and go across the path that comes from over the golf course. After a further 500 metres follow the path as it swings left along the fence by the motorway.

7

Shortly after this section of the walk you will come to some steps. Climb up the steps and turn right across the bridge over the motorway (marked point 7 on the map). Once over the motorway the road swings left; go over the crossroads and then follow the road (ignoring the right hand fork) until you reach the white painted marker on the left - turn left here onto the path through the woods then swing left at the main track and go through the gate out onto Colley Hill. Follow the fence to your right until you reach the top of the grassy scarp slope with views over Surrey to the South Downs.

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Belted Galloway cattle, Box Hill, Surrey.

8

Follow the grassy path east along the top of the slope - you will see a water tower almost in front of you - walk towards the tower and you will come to the gate (8 on the map) by the path which leads back over the motorway. Continue along this path which will take you back through the woods to the car park where you started your walk.

End:

National Trust car park at Margery Wood, TQ 2452 5275

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Margery Wood, Walton Heath and Colley Hill walk

Terrain

Even ground, with no significant hills. The ground can be muddy after heavy rainfall so stout boots recommended. 

Margery Wood, Walton Heath and Colley Hill walk

Contact us

01372 220640

reigate@nationaltrust.org.uk

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/reigate-hill-and-gatton-park

Margery Wood, Walton Heath and Colley Hill walk

How to get here

Address
TQ 2452 5275
By road

Off junction 8 on the M25. Turn off the A217 into Margery Lane. Follow the road for about 1 mile and then turn left into the National Trust car park (sign posted). 

Margery Wood, Walton Heath and Colley Hill walk

Facilities and access

  • Toilets and refreshments at The Sportsman pub (not NT)