Dorking to Reigate
SWC Walk 16
7.8m 12.5 km
Follow the route of the River Mole upriver through picturesque villages to the grounds of Reigate Priory. Sometimes you're on the Greensand Way, sometimes you're not.
There's a bit of a climb near the end, then down you go again.
Don't forget the clocks went back today We get an extra hour in bed this morning - the bad news is it gets dark an hour earlier. Lunch
The suggested pub is the Dolphin Inn
in Betchworth 01737 842288 phoning advised
An earlier choice is the Royal Oak
in Brockham, a later one, the Skimmington Castle
on Reigate Heath Tea
Although recommended, the Vintage Tea Rooms close at 4 on Sundays. Priory Park Cafe is open till 6. Trains
A return to Dorking stations covers.
Get the 10:02 Dorking train from Waterloo (Clapham Junction 10:11) arr Dorking Main 10:54
Rail works today mean your return journey will take a little longer than normal.
For London Bridge
, take the 15:19 16:20 17:19 18:20 or 19:19 Redhill train from Reigate changing at Redhill. There is a 35 minute wait for the xx:01 onward connection. Overall journey time 1h.22.
The journey to Victoria
is marginally quicker but involves a 20 minute bus replacement from Reigate to Gatwick Airport and a train from there. Buses leave for Gatwick at 15:26 16:30 17:26 and 18:30. Overall journey time 1h.16.
You can get to Waterloo
by taking the 15:27 or 17:27 Reading train from Reigate to Dorking Deepdene, walking to Dorking Main and picking up a connection there, but this journey is longest, taking 1h.32 overall.
Anyone in a real hurry could fly by mosquito from Gnatwick airport.
(You can thank Kindle's predictive text for that "joke") Walk Directions here