GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Chessington Country Walk

8 miles (12.7 km)

This circular walk from the village visits the Chessington World of Adventures before heading to three of the highlights of the area at Epsom Common, Ashtead Common National Nature Reserve and Horton Country Park.
The walk starts from Chessington South train station where you head south west to Winey Hill and the public footpath which runs along the western edge of the famous Chessington Theme Park and Zoo.
The route continues south past Chessington Wood and out into the countryside around Malden Rushett. You'll then enter Epsom Common, passing the ponds before looping round to the Ashtead Common Nature Reserve. There's miles of trails on the commons with lots of woodland birds to look out for on the way.
After exploring the commons the route picks up the London Loop and follows the waymarked trail north to West Park Farm and Horton Country Park. There's 400 acres of parkland here with woodland, ponds and country views to enjoy.
From the park it's a short walk east to return to the train station where the route finishes.

Chessington OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Chessington Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

In Chessington you can enjoy refreshments in The William Bourne. There's a good menu here with a large garden area for warmer days. You can find them in the village on Moor Lane with a postcode of KT9 2BQ for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The woodland and common land on the trail are ideal for dog walking. The William Bourne mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the area head to the nearby Epsom Downs where you can enjoy a walk past the famous racecourse.
A few miles to the west of the village there's Oxshott Heath and Woods to visit. The village is also notable as being one of the most expensive places to live in the country. Residents include several premier league footballers and tennis player Andy Murray.

For more walking ideas in the area see the Surrey Walks page.

Photos

St Mary's Church Chessington - geograph.org.uk - 1735432

St Mary's Church Chessington villages

Jubilee Wood, Malden Rushett 4

Jubilee Wood, Malden Rushett

Site of Roman villa, Ashtead Common - geograph.org.uk - 430376

Site of Roman villa, Ashtead Common. Hidden in the depths of Ashtead Common are several sites of archaeological interest. Although not easy to see it here, the spot in this photo was at one time the centre of a Roman tile making complex which included a villa (here), a bathhouse and numerous clay pits, the various earthworks and ditches of which can still be clearly seen amongst the trees. As well as Roman sites, Ashtead Common boasts prehistoric earthworks, mediaeval boundary systems and a C17th brick-lined spring.

Ashtead Common - geograph.org.uk - 937801

Ashtead Common

Epsom Common, Great Pond - geograph.org.uk - 1054352

Epsom Common, Great Pond

Picnic Area, Horton Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 33911

Picnic Area, Horton Country Park

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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