Chessington Country Walk
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 Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Chessington Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Chessington OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Chessington Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
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.
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.