GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Friday Street Walk

4 miles (6.7 km)

This pretty little hamlet sits in a pleasant location on the slopes of Leith Hill in Surrey.
It's a popular place to start a walk with a car park, a mill pond, river views, a Georgian country house estate, a waterfall and lots of trails branching out in all directions. There's also a nearby pub for some rest and refreshment after your walk.
This circular walk starts from the car park and takes you around the hamlet and the pond before heading north to another pond on the Wotton House Estate. You'll then head north to Wotton House which dates back to the early 17th century. There's also views of the River Tillingbourne which flows through the estate.
The route continues through Wotton where you can pick up the Greensand Way and follow it south to Home Farm. This section passes the picturesque Tillingbourne waterfall. At Home Farm you then turn west to return to the car park.
It's easy to extend your walk by further exploring Abinger Common or climbing to the nearby Abinger Roughs which lies just to the north.

Postcode

RH5 6JR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Friday Street OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Friday Street Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Abinger Hatch is located just to the west of the car park. There's a cosy interior with two log-burning fires for colder weather. During the warmer months you can enjoy the extensive garden with its new patio seating area. They serve a great Sunday roast and also have a fine selection of drinks. You can find them at postcode RH5 6HZ for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The woodland trails are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably bump into other owners on your visit. The Abinger Hatch mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Photos

Friday Street car park - geograph.org.uk - 2293536

Friday Street car park

The Mill Pond at Friday Street - geograph.org.uk - 682867

The Mill Pond at Friday Street

Waterfall - geograph.org.uk - 300001

Tillingbourne Waterfall

Pond north of Friday Street - geograph.org.uk - 1166813

Pond north of Friday Street

Wotton Estate - geograph.org.uk - 72231

Wotton Estate. Fish ponds within the estate. The owners of Wotton Estate obviously don't like people straying off the footpaths, as these signs are all over the estate.

Wotton House - geograph.org.uk - 668700

Wotton House. The house was the birthplace in 1620 of diarist and landscape gardenerJohn Evelyn, who built the firstItalian gardenin England there. It is now used as a hotel and wedding venue.

Friday Street, Surrey - geograph.org.uk - 573171

Friday Street, Surrey. Long before what is normally recognised as the 'Industrial Revolution', the centre of Britain's iron industry was Surrey. Ponds like this, originally constructed to operate tilt hammers, have become beauty spots much appreciated by walkers and cyclists.

Wotton Estate - geograph.org.uk - 72231

Wotton Estate. Fish ponds within the estate. The owners of Wotton Estate obviously don't like people straying off the footpaths, as these signs are all over the estate.

Video

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