GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Betchworth Walks - Country and Castle Walk

5 miles (8 km)

This small village is located near Dorking in Surrey. The village is close to a Scheduled Ancient monument, a significant golf course and the River Mole.
Start the walk in the village where you can pick up the Greensand Way and follow the waymarked path west. You'll cross the River Mole and pass the neighbouring village of Brockham. Here you turn north west to follow the Coach Road past the golf course at Betchworth Park. Trails can be followed east from here to the medieval ruined castle which sits next to the river. From the elevated castle there are some splendid views to enjoy over the river to the surrounding Surrey countryside.

Betchworth OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Betchworth Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Betchworth

  • Dorking - A long circular walk around the Surrey Hills town of Dorking, making use of some of the fine waymarked trails which run through the area
  • Ranmore Common - This circular walk explores Ranmore Common in the North Downs, near Dorking
  • Polesden Lacey - A walk around the beautiful grounds of this Edwardian house at Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey
  • Holmwood Common - This National Trust managed common has miles of walking trails to try
  • Abinger Common - Enjoy a walk across Abinger and Wotton Commons before a climb to Leith Hill on this circular walk in the Mole Valley
  • Denbies Hillside - Explore this lovely area of the North Downs on this short circular walk
  • Pilgrims Way - Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who followed this ancient track from Winchester in Hampshire, to the shrine of Thomas Becket at Canterbury in Kent
  • Mole Gap Trail - Follow the Mole Gap Trail from Leatherhead to Dorking on this pleasant short walk through the Surrey countryside
  • Denbies Hillside - Explore this lovely area of the North Downs on this short circular walk
  • Box Hill Country Park - This park is run by the National Trust and has a number of splendid walking trails to enjoy
  • Holmwood Common - This National Trust managed common has miles of walking trails to try
  • Headley Heath - Enjoy cycling and walking trails in this large area of open heathland, woodland and chalk downland in the Surrey Hills
  • Leith Hill - Climb to the highest point in the South East on this challenging circular walk in the Surrey Hills AONB.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just north of the castle you could extend the walk in Box Hill Country Park. The popular park has miles of good walking and cycling trails with fine views from the high points.

Photos

Betchworth Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 230483

Betchworth Bridge

River Mole in Betchworth - geograph.org.uk - 230475

River Mole in Betchworth

The Dolphin - geograph.org.uk - 549279

The Dolphin. Old whitewashed brick pub in the centre of Betchworth.

Priests Cottage and Forge Cottage - geograph.org.uk - 1833619

Priests Cottage and Forge Cottage. Church in the background.

Oak Cottages and The Royal Oak - geograph.org.uk - 1822507

Oak Cottages and The Royal Oak, Brockham.

Betchworth Castle - geograph.org.uk - 2225956

Betchworth Castle. The castle was originally built in 1449. In 1798, Henry Peters bought the castle and spent considerable money renovating it to be a comfortable family home. Henry lived at Betchworth Castle with his wife, Charlotte Mary Morrison, and his twelve children until his death in 1827. After Henry’s death, Betchworth Castle was not inherited by his children and therefore was bought by David Barclay and later by Henry Hope, who demolished large parts of the castle and left it in ruin, as is seen today.

The Coach Road - geograph.org.uk - 1805308

The Coach Road

Betchworth Park golf course - geograph.org.uk - 56891

Betchworth Park golf course

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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