This walk covers the beautiful countryside of Chessington with much local history and a diversity of wildlife.
- Distance: A 5 mile circular walk. Typical time: Allow up to 4 hours.
- Rating: Please be advised that this walk will require you to cross several stiles. Most of the rights of way have been waymarked.
- Transport Train: Chessington South Station.
- Transport Bus: There are regular bus services from Kingston, Epsom and Leatherhead serving the main roads.
- Transport By car: Parking is available at Horton Country Park and Stew Ponds car park.
Points of interest
- Horton Country Park A rural landscape of fields, hedgerows, woods, and ponds, (look out for green woodpeckers, which are often seen in the park).
- Epsom Common A local nature reserve, with large areas of woodland, diverse flora and two ponds – the Great Pond and Stew Pond (meaning fish pond), which supports a wide variety of wildlife.
- Ashtead Common A national nature reserve, containing many oak pollards (some over 300 years old), and remnants of medieval pasture woodland.
- Winey Hill A public open space with magnificent views of the North Downs to the south and across the Thames Valley and London to the north.
- Nearby: Castle Hill The ‘Castle’ is a scheduled ancient monument, probably the remains of a moated farmstead dating from the 13th century. (This can be reached via Horton Country Park by following the Thames Down Link that goes all the way to the River Thames at Kingston).
- Nearby: Sixty Acre Wood This private wood has features of ancient woodland that date back to at least 1600.
The printable version can be downloaded here, when walking in the countryside you should NEVER rely on your mobile phone. Always carry a paper copy of your intended route.