GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sutton Walks

7 miles (12 km)

This town in South London sits on the lower slopes of the North Downs near to Surrey. The long distance London Loop runs through the area providing the opportunity for exploring the parks and open spaces in the immediate vicinity.
This Sutton countryside walk uses a section of the London Loop to visit Nonsuch Park and Banstead Downs where there are some nice walking trails to try.
The walk starts to the west of Sutton at the interestingly named Nonsuch Park. The park includes some pretty gardens and Nonsuch Palace, a Tudor royal palace, built by Henry VIII in the 16th century.
In the park you can pick up the London Loop and follow it south east towards Ewell and the Gally Hills at Banstead. The route then turns north east to Banstead Downs. This area has a number of footpaths taking you to grass chalkland, wildflowers and nice views towards London from the high points. After exploring the downs the route returns to the start point on the same paths.

Sutton OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sutton Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Sutton

  • London Loop - Also known as the London Outer Orbital Path, this walk takes you on a tour of the parks, woods and fields around the edge of Outer London
  • Nonsuch Park - This large park between Cheam and Ewell Village is ideal for a peaceful afternoon stroll or safe family cycle
  • Banstead Downs - This walk crosses Banstead Downs Site of Special Scientific InterestinSurrey
  • Banstead Woods - These lovely woods in Surrey have miles of well marked walking paths and a nature trail to follow
  • Horton Country Park - This country park and nature reserve is located near Epsom in Surrey
  • Banstead Heath - This large open space in Banstead has lots of walking trails to follow
  • Tadworth - This Surrey based village is surrounded by some lovely North Down scenery.

Pubs/Cafes

Ye Olde Red Lion in Cheam is a good choice for some post walk refreshments. They do good food and have a large beer garden for warmer days. You can find the pub on 17 Park Road at postcode SM3 8QB for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The area makes for a nice dog walk and Ye Olde Red Lion pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the south of Banstead you'll find Banstead Woods. The lovely bluebell woods have a nice nature trail to try.

Photos

Surrey, The Mansion House, Nonsuch Park - geograph.org.uk - 1733026

Surrey, The Mansion House, Nonsuch Park

Gardens at Nonsuch Mansion (geograph 2556502)

Gardens at Nonsuch Mansion

London Loop across the Banstead Downs golf course - geograph.org.uk - 53283

London Loop across the Banstead Downs golf course

Gally Hills Saxon tumulus Banstead Surrey UK

One of four tumuli called Gally Hills, on Banstead Downs golf course (Surrey, UK). Excavations of this hlaew in 1972 found the burial of a Saxon warrior as well as skeletons from a later gallows. It is a scheduled ancient monument

One of the tumuli on Banstead Downs. - geograph.org.uk - 53277

One of the tumuli on Banstead Downs. Under the trees.

Memorial, Nonsuch Park (geograph 1879278)

Memorial, Nonsuch Park

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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