This walk explores Reigate Heath on the western side of the town. The heath is criss crossed with a number of footpaths taking you across heather and acid grassland. There's also a number of Bronze Age burial mounds and the Reigate Heath Windmill. The building has been restored as a chapel and is thought to be the only windmill in the world which is also a consecrated church.
Start the walk from the car park on Flanchford Road. From here you can pick up various footpaths taking you around the heath and the golf course. You'll pass an information board with a map and details of what you can expect to find on the heath. It's a really pretty area and ideal for an easy afternoon stroll.
The Greensand Way long distance trail crosses the heath so you could easily pick this up to extend the walk. If you follow it east it will take you to Skimmington, Priory Park and Earlswood Common.
You can also visit Reigate Hill and Gatton Park on the North Downs or try the Reigate and Banstead Millennium Trail.
PostcodeRH2 8QR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Reigate Heath Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Reigate Heath Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Reigate Heath OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Reigate Heath Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Skimmington Castle is located right next to the heath and a fine place for some post walk refreshments. They have a great menu and a nice outdoor seating area with views of the heath for warmer days. You can find it on the eastern side of the heath at a postcode of RH2 8RL.
Our Skimmington Castle Walk starts from the pub and visits the heath before climbing Colley Hill.
The heath is a nice place for a dog walk and the Skimmington Castle Pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.