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Headley Heath Surrey
Open paths on Headley Heath | © National Trust / David Zinzan

Headley Heath to White Hill walking trail

Take in the views of the Surrey Hills on this circular walk through woodland, open pasture and farmland. There's even a country pub to stop off at en route.

Total steps: 6

Total steps: 6

Start point

Headley Heath main car park, KT18 6NN

Step 1

Start at Headley Heath main car park, by the second gate from the left. Continue along the path directly in front of you, down the slope and walk between the two ponds – the larger on your left is Bellamoss and to your right, Brown Pond. As you reach the wood beyond the ponds swing right and continue until you reach the top of a steep slope. Continue down the slope and at the bottom go past the steps which lead to the right. The Box Hill Hike sign also is to the right.

Step 2

Take the narrow bridle path off to the right – this section of the walk is very steep and rocky. Just after you get to the top, take the path which goes to the right. This path drops slowly and passes through some woods before a view opens on your left. The track along this section leads to Headley Lane and Cockshot Cottage, which is on your left.

Step 3

Cross Headley Lane and walk along the back of the car park and continue along this path with fields on your left and woods on your right. After about 200 metres, take the right fork up the hill through the woods.

Step 4

When you emerge at the top of the hill, turn right and follow the wide track running north-east through the woods. The open space on your left is Mickleham Gallops.

Horse rider on Godlingston Heath, Dorset, enjoying the Purbeck Countryside.
Horse riding on Mickleham Gallops | © National Trust Images/Ben Selway

Step 5

Keep on the same track for 800 metres until you reach the Nower Wood car park, then turn right along the horse margin running alongside the road for 200 metres. At the end of the horse margin, turn left across the road and follow the track that goes through the woods then swings right as the woods end. Just past the cottages on your right, you join a road where you turn right. Follow it for 200 metres then, just after the Tractor Shed (on your right), and immediately after the stables on your left, turn left onto a narrow footpath. This path leads uphill between the stables and a riding school. After 300 metres, take the right-hand fork through the gate. After a further 200 metres you reach a road with the church almost opposite you and The Cock Inn pub across the road.

Step 6

From The Cock Inn, walk up the short lane to the side of the pub, towards the church. Take the footpath through the churchyard and turn right as you come out into fields at the rear. Carry on straight along the lane, walk through the first field, cross the lane, walk through three further fields (passing The Old Rectory) until the track reaches a T-junction. At this point, turn right past a cottage until you reach the road. On reaching the road, turn left and take the right fork, which is a small path between the road and the main track leading to Headley Cricket Club. Follow this path, walk behind the club house and then swing right to Headley Heath car park, which is on the other side of the road.

End point

Headley Heath main car park, KT18 6NN

Trail map

Headley Heath to White Hill walking trail map
Map route for Headley Heath to White Hill walking trail | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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