GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Reigate Heath

2 miles (2.5 km)

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.

Postcode

RH2 8QR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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

Pubs/Cafes

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.

Dog Walking

The heath is a nice place for a dog walk and the Skimmington Castle Pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Photos

Reigate Heath Windmill - geograph.org.uk - 24486

Reigate Windmill, Reigate Heath. The mill was built about 1765, and ceased to grind about one hundred years later. In 1880 the brick roundhouse of the disused mill was converted into a Chapel of Ease to St Mary's Parish Church, Reigate and is now probably the only mill in the world to have been consecrated as a place of worship. The chapel, named St Cross Chapel, was opened for services on 14 September 1880 and has continued to this day when services are held throughout the summer.

Reigate Heath noticeboard - geograph.org.uk - 632937

Reigate Heath noticeboard.

Reigate Heath, lane near car park - geograph.org.uk - 592966

Reigate Heath, lane near car park

Reigate Heath Golf Club - geograph.org.uk - 1268131

Reigate Heath Golf Club

Heather on Reigate Heath - geograph.org.uk - 2587145

Lovely heather in late summer. The heath is mainlyling,bell heatherandwavy hair-grass. As a Site of Special Scientific Interest there's a wide variety of other interesting vegetation. Marshy meadows haveYorkshire fog,sharp-flowered rush,meadowsweet,wild angelicaandmarsh marigold.

Greensand Way at Ivy Cottage - geograph.org.uk - 2500577

Greensand Way at Ivy Cottage. A walker on this long distance path which runs through the common.

Three picturesque Scots Pine in Reigate Heath - geograph.org.uk - 1836041

Three picturesque Scots Pine

Reigate Heath - geograph.org.uk - 1707699

The edge of the heath. Looking across Flanchford Road, to the end of Reigate Heath. Beyond, is the A25; Reigate Hill can be seen on the skyline.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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