GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Greensand Way

107 miles (173 km)

The Greensand Way runs from Haslemere in Surrey to Hamstreet in Kent following the ridge of greensand rock that crosses the two counties. The route takes in two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the Surrey Hills and the Kent Downs - as well as numerous Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Highlights include

  • Gibbet hill - Located at Hindhead, Surrey it is the second highest point in Surrey after Leith Hill. It commands a panoramic view of the beautiful North Downs. The view to the north overlooks the Devil's Punch Bowl , Thursley, Hankley Common, Crooksbury Hill, and the Hog's Back towards Godalming and Guildford. To the east lies the Sussex Weald. To the south, the hills of Haslemere and Blackdown can be seen, with some sections of the South Downs.
  • Thursley National Nature Reserve has miles of footpaths through heathland and woodland with a huge variety of wildlife.
  • Leith Hill (video below) -the highest point in the South East with fabulous views of the Surrey countryside. It is located near Dorking and is also the highest point on the Greensand Ridge. On the summit of Leith Hill is an 18th century Gothic tower, with panoramic views northwards to London and the English Channel to the south.
  • Holmbury Hill - one of the high points of the walk, this hill in Holbury St Mary, commands fine views over the Surrey Hills AONB.
  • Winterfold Forest - the trail passes through this expansive wood, popular with mountain bikers.
  • Knole Park - Knole House in Sevenoaks is surrounded by a deer park, ancient woodland, dry heathland, acid grassland and wood pasture.
  • Riverhill Himalayan Gardens - these delighful gardens have nice footpaths taking you to a walled garden with Himalayan-inspired grass-sculpted terraces and a large pond with fountains. It is located just to the south of Knole Park near Sevenoaks.
  • Igtham Mote - this medieval moated manor house in Sevenoaks is surrouned by woodland, gardens and parkland.
  • Chartwell House - the family home and garden of Sir Winston Churchill inWesterham, Kent
  • Toys Hill - wonderful viewpoint with views over the Weald of Kent. The area has strong connections with Octavia Hill, the founder of the National Trust.
  • Linton Park - large 18th-century country house in Linton, Kent with beautiful gardens and views of the Weald. The estate is private property and is not open to the public, but the Greensand Way crosses the parkland east-west to the north of the house and a public footpath crosses the southern parkland close to the park lake.
  • Crossing the River Medway on The Twyford Bridge, Yalding, Kent
  • A series of magnificent houses, gardens and parks, which have been built along the ridge.

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Photos

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The North Downs from the Gibbet hill view point, Surrey

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Leith Hill Tower

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Westcott

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Brasted

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Priory Park Lake

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River Medway - Yalding

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Linton Park

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Linton from the Greensand way footpath

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