Woldingham Countryside Circular Walk
A circular walk from Woldingham train station taking you into the Surrey Hills AONB. The route runs for about 5 miles, exploring the countryside and woods to the south of the village.
Start the walk from Woldingham train station. You can catch trains from London Victoria to the village in about 30 minutes. From here you pick up footpaths heading south through the Marden Park estate. The estate was established in the 17th century by Sir Robert Clayton, Lord Mayor of London. The house, rebuilt in the 1880s, became the Convent of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic boarding school, now known as Woldingham School.
Continue south through the estate and eventually you will meet with the North Downs Way. Follow the trail east and it will take you through some nice woodland to Gangers Hill. The trail then turns north to take you through Great Church Wood before returning to the train station.
Woldingham Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Woldingham Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Woldingham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Woldingham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Walks near Woldingham
- Limpsfield Common - Limpsfield Common and Limpsfield Chart in the Surrey Hills have some nice woodland trails to try
- 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
- Vanguard Way - This 66 mile trail runs from the outskirts of London, through Ashdown Forest, Alfriston and Cuckmere Valley to the stunning East Sussex coast.
Route highlights include the lovely Ashdown Forest, the White Horse near Alfriston and the wonderful final coastal stretch that gives views of the Seven Sisters Cliffs and Tidemills beach
- 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
- Coulsdon South Circular Walk - This circular walk from Coulsdon South train station makes use of some of the area's waymarked footpaths to take you on a tour of the hills, countryside and woods to the south of Coulsdon
- Farthing Downs - This large area of chalk grassland is located near Coulsdon in south London
- Botley Hill - This circular walk explores the area around Botley Hill, the highest point in the North Downs
Head to the Botley Hill Farmhouse for some refreshments after your walk. This pub/restaurant is set in a 16th century farmhouse on the Titsey Estate at the highest point of the North Downs Way. The gardens and grounds are lovely with fine views over the surrounding area. There's also a nice little tea room on the site if you fancy a slice of cake and cup of tea. It's also home to a gift shop, which has homewares, gift ideas and local food and drink. You can find them on Limpsfield Road with a postcode of CR6 9QH for your sat navs. The Botley Hill Walk can also be started from here.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
At the southern end of the route you will use part of the North Downs Way long distance trail. You can extend your walking in the area by heading either west or east along the waymarked path. Near here you could also pick up the Greensand Way and head south east to visit Limpsfield Common. There's some nice trails and carpets of bluebells in the spring months to be found here. Head west and you can pick up the Coulsdon South Circular Walk and explore the popular Farthing Downs and Coulsdon Common.