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Three people run across Polesden Lacey estate, with Polesden Lacey house in the background.
Some runners taking on this trail across Polesden Lacey estate | © Eddie Hyde

Polesden Lacey Ranger Run

Enjoy this scenic trail run along the waymarked Trust 10 route, taking in Grade II registered parkland and beautiful SSSI woodland dating back 400 years. This part of the North Downs offers glorious views out across surrounding countryside. Nearby you'll also find Box Hill, Leith Hill and the North Downs Way: all great for on-foot exploration.

Ranger Run Series

This route has been created in collaboration with expert trail runners and adventurers Jen and Sim Benson, as part of our Ranger Run Series.

Total steps: 7

Total steps: 7

Start point

Polesden Lacey National Trust car park, RH5 6BD, grid ref: TQ 133524

Step 1

Head out of the south-west corner of the car park and turn left. Continue down the causeway under two bridges.

Step 2

Continue down the path enclosed by yew trees.

Step 3

Pass the farm and continue on the track, following the track that forks left at the edge of the woodland, until just before you reach Ranmore Common Road

Step 4

Don't cross the road but turn sharp left and follow the bridleway down the valley to the northern edge of the woods, curving to the right to reach a path junction close to Tanner's Hatch youth hostel.

Buzzard in Southern Wood at Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire
See if you can spot a buzzard overhead on this trail | © National Trust Images/Derek Hatton

Step 5

When you reach the path junction, turn sharp right and head back up the hill to the road. Again, take a sharp left and follow this track to a track junction at the north-eastern corner of the woodland.

Step 6

Pass close to point 5 and continue along the edge of the woodland to the track, turning left at Prospect Lodge, which will bring you back to the junction at the edge of the woodland. Turn right, back onto the track that leads to Yew Tree Farm.

Step 7

Shortly after the farm, leave the outbound track and turn right through some woods towards Polesden Farm. Turn left onto a path passing the farm and then right at the next junction, back under the two bridges and to the gate to the car park.

End point

Polesden Lacey National Trust car park, RH5 6BD, grid ref: TQ 133524

Trail map

Trust10 at Polesden Lacey map
Trust10 at Polesden Lacey map | © ©Crown copyright and database right 2022. OS 100023974

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