GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Chertsey Walk

5 miles (8 km)

A circular walk around the Surrey town of Chertsey, visiting the Chertsey Meads, the River Bourne, the Abbey River, the Wey Navigation and the River Thames. Along the way there's nice countryside views, pretty locks and easy riverside paths.
The walk starts from the picturesque Chertsey Bridge over the River Thames. This noteworthy structure is a seven-arch white stone bridge built in 1785 and is designated as a Grade II* listed building. Follow the public footpaths south east from the bridge and they will take you to Chertsey Meads where you can enjoy a stroll along the Bourne River and views across the open meadows. You'll pass Woburn Park and Hamm Court Farm where you pick up the Thames Path. This will take you north east past Hamhaugh Island in Weybridge. At the quay you can pick up the Weybridge to Shepperton Ferry.
The ferry has been running for 500 years and enables people walking or cycling the Thames Path to continue their journey past Shepperton Lock without being diverted by the Wey Navigation. On the other side of the river you can pick up the Thames Path again and follow it west past Dumsey Eyot to Chertsey Bridge.

Chertsey OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Chertsey Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Kingfisher is located in a splendid position next to Chertsey Bridge and the river. There's a good menu and a newly refurbished, stylish interior. They also have a large outdoor seating area where you can enjoy a meal with views of the Thames. You can find it at postcode KT16 8LF for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The area makes for a fine dog walk and the Kingfisher pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To extend the walk you could continue east along the river to visit Walton on Thames. There's a nice riverside park and pub to be found here. Heading north will take you to Staines.
The circular Shepperton Walk visits Old Shepperton where there are some fine old buildings surrounding an attractive square. There's also a noteworthy 15th century pub to visit on the walk.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Surrey Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Chertsey Bridge. - geograph.org.uk - 112866

Chertsey Bridge. The bridge was built in 1785, replacing a ruinous timber bridge about 70 feet downstream. The architect was James Paine, and Charles Brown, who built Richmond Bridge, was the successful tenderer for the construction work with a fee of £7,325. The bridge as originally designed by Paine had five arches, but the bridge as built needed extending so a further two arches were added. Today the bridge carries the B375 road over the River Thames.

Chertsey Meads - geograph.org.uk - 1452215

Looking across the Chertsey Meads (meadows).

Shepperton to Weybridge Ferry

Shepperton to Weybridge Ferry, linking the towns of Shepperton and Weybridge across the River Thames in the English county of Surrey.

Thames Lock - geograph.org.uk - 949036

Thames Lock. The first lock on the Wey Navigation, used in conjunction with the stop lock below the bridge to provide enough depth of water over the bottom cill. This is also the point where you pay for a licence to cruise on the navigation, the price varying upon size of boat and length of stay. You also have to buy a specific sized windlass to operate the locks of the navigation.

Péniche and houseboat at Dumsey Eyot - geograph.org.uk - 948824

Péniche and houseboat at Dumsey Eyot. Both semi-permanently moored, this is a contrast in styles between a French péniche and a very Thamesian houseboat.

The Kingfisher - geograph.org.uk - 931240

The Kingfisher. With gardens with river views. Across the minor, humped road to Laleham's riverside only on the left from the eastern end of Chertsey Bridge.

GPS Files

GPX File

Chertsey.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

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