GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Headley Heath Walks

3 miles (5 km)

Enjoy cycling and walking trails in this large area of open heathland, woodland and chalk downland in the Surrey Hills.
The heathland is very attractive with yellow gorse, bluebell woods and purple heathers in the warmer months. It's great for wildlife too. Look out for badgers, deer and birds such as stonechats, linnets, meadow pipits and woodlarks. It's a great area to visit from London as it's only a short distance from the capital.
This circular route starts at the car park and takes you around the edge of the common on good bridleways. There are other trails to try such as the butterfly walk where you could see 25 species of butterfly. There's also the Lizard Trail which visits ponds with newts, frogs and many different water plants.
If you'd like to continue your exercise then you could head to the nearby Box Hill Country Park.


KT18 6NN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Headley Heath OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Headley Heath Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Head north into Headley village and you can enjoy some post walk refreshment at the Cock Inn. The award winning pub offers seasonal, locally sourced food and drink in a contemporary, authentic pub environment. You can find them on Church Lane at postcode KT18 6LE for your sat navs.
There's also a burger van in the main car park if you prefer. In this area there are also views of the cricket field.

Dog Walking

The heath is a popular place for dog walkers so you'll likely bump into other owners on your walk. The Cock Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just south of the heath you can pick up the North Downs Way. The long distance waymarked footpath could be followed west to visit the expansive woodland on Ranmore Common or east to the excellent viewpoint on Colley Hill.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Headley Heath - - 1396316

Sandy and hilly area of the North Downs, poor soils, deciduous woodland with bracken infestations on the heathland.

Headley Heath, North Downs - - 1396330

Sandy-surfaced area, covered with bracken, grassland and woodland. Many bridleways and paths criss-cross the area.

Headley Heath, Bluebells

A beautiful carpet of bluebells on the heath

Headley Heath (geograph 5380860)

A lovely spring day on the heath

Path into the woods at Headley Heath - - 3623597

Path into the woods at Headley Heath

Green, Headley - - 2311366

Green, Headley village.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Headley Heath.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)