Walking & Hiking in Surrey
Leave the stresses of town or city life behind you and head out for a walk in the big, green, open spaces for which Surrey is so famous.
From heathland and woodland walks to canal and riverside strolls, Surrey has wonderful walking routes through some of the south east's most picturesque and unspoilt countryside. Surrey is a hikers and walkers paradise.
From the 153 mile, long distance hiking trail of the North Downs Way, which begins in Farnham and tracks through stunning countryside, and the fabulous Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, to casual rambles and short walking routes, getting out on two feet offers you the best way to see and appreciate all that Surrey has to offer.
From short strolls to longer more challenging routes, here are a selection of suggested Surrey walking guides in our beautiful county:
- The Box Hill hike.
- Discover the Deepdene Trail's hidden history in Dorking.
- Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking is found on the North Downs Way, and is crisscrossed by public footpaths.
- Downs Link off road trail from St Martha's Hill, near Guildford.
- Egham to Runnymede countryside circular walk.
- Farnham Industrial Heritage Trail.
- Head out in search of Surrey's famous film locations.
- The Greensand Way walking route covers 55 miles of our county.
- Enjoy a selection of Guided Walks and Tours throughout the year at various venues.
- Hidden Hindhead walking trail.
- Inspiring views walk.
- King Alfred's Way - a national trail which runs through Waverley from Farnham through Tilford and Thursley Common to Hindhead as part of a 350km loop.
- Visitors to The Merry Harriers in Hambledon can enjoy a selection of wonderful walks.
- Explore some of the most beautiful countryside in Surrey with National Trust Surrey Hills.
- Trace ancient routes on a modern-day pilgrimage through Surrey along one of England's most accessible trails, the North Downs Way.
- Painshill Park in Cobham is a walk in a work of art.
- River Thames Walk: Islands and incredible stories.
- St Swithuns Way - a 34 mile (55 km) long-distance footpath that runs from Winchester to Farnham.
- The Sculpture Park in Churt has more than two miles of winding paths to explore.
- Self led walks in around Staines, Shepperton, Sunbury and Stanwell.
- Winkworth Arboretum is a beautiful location for a walk at any time of the year
- Woking Heritage Trail.
So pull on those boots, pack a picnic and explore the stunning local countryside and attractions that Surrey has to offer.
Or why not pitch up at one of Surrey's fabulous pubs as your starting point and walk up an appetite for your return?
Here are Surrey's most unique landmarks and breath-taking views to discover.