GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Around Dorking

8 miles (13 km)

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. You'll follow sections of the Mole Gap Trail, the North Downs Way and the Greensand Way to take you on a walking tour of the surrounding countryside. There's some splendid North Downs scenery and a visit to the popular Box Hill Country Park to enjoy.
The walk starts in the town centre at the beginning of the Mole Gap Trail. The path leads north through the lovely Denbies Hillside. The National Trust run area includes waymarked trails, woodland paths and great views of Leith Hill and Dorking from the high points. On your left you'll also pass the Denbies Wine Estate which contains the largest vineyard in England, representing more than 10 per cent of the plantings in the whole of the United Kingdom.
Near Westhumble the route picks up the North Downs Way and heads east towards Box Hill Country Park. The park has miles of woodland paths and nice riverside trails along the River Mole where you can find the picturesque stepping stones. There's also the Box Tree cafe and fine views over the Weald to enjoy here.
You continue along the path towards Betchworth, turning south at Brockham Hills. The footpaths will take you to the village of Brockham where there's a pretty village green and nice views of the River Mole which flows west through the village. Here you pick up the Greensand Way and follow it west back into Dorking.
There's lots of great options for extending your walking in the Dorking area. You could head south to Holmwood Common where there's 650 acres of ancient woodland, grassland and ponds to explore.
Just to the west of Denbies Hillside you will find miles of trails in the expansive Ranmore Common and the 1400 acre Polesden Lacey estate.
A few miles to the south east of the town you can climb to the highest point in the south east at Leith Hill.

Dorking Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Dorking

  • 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
  • North Downs Way - This beautiful trail starts in Farnham, Surrey and heads east through the stunning North Downs to the historic city of Canterbury in Kent
  • 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.
    The walk begins by Leatherhead railway station and heads south along the River Mole towards Dorking
  • 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
  • Greensand Way - The Greensand Way runs from Haslemere in Surrey to Hamstreet in Kent following the ridge of greensand rock that crosses the two counties
  • Leith Hill - Climb to the highest point in the South East on this challenging walk in the Surrey Hills AONB

Photos

Dorking from Denbies Hillside - geograph.org.uk - 1290186

Dorking from Denbies Hillside

Path across Denbies Hillside - geograph.org.uk - 788692

Path across Denbies Hillside

Stepping Stones over the River Mole, Box Hill, Dorking

Box Hill Stepping Stones

View Towards Box Hill, Surrey - geograph.org.uk - 1503555

View Towards Box Hill, Surrey

Brockham - geograph.org.uk - 847331

Brockham from the North Downs Way

Brockham Green - geograph.org.uk - 56866

Brockham Green

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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