Tree and hedge

Holmwood to Reigate Hammonds Copse

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Scene with tree

Holmwood to Reigate

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Big tree with walker

Holmwood to Reigate

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Feeling a little horse

Ashdown Forest. Forest Row Circular

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Horse(s)

Its hard to miss a horse this close up, but not impossible, Ashdown Forest. Forest Row Circular

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Wooded track

Ashdown Forest Forest Row Circular

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Fence

Ashdown Forest. Forest Row Circular

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Holmwood to Reigate walk

An easy walk through Surrey's Low Weald and the Mole Valley.

Length Main walk: 16.0 km (10.0 miles). Four hours walking time. For the whole excursion including meals and trains, allow 8 hours.
OS Maps Landranger 187, Explorer 146
Toughness 2 out of 10
Features This walk in the Low Weald of Surrey in the Mole Valley provides broad paths through gently undulating country with glimpses of the North Downs ridge to the north. In the morning the walk passes through Hammond's Copse Nature Reserve, an ancient semi-natural woodland, with a wide variety of bird-life. The lunch stop is in the attractive village of Leigh with its village green, pub and church. In the afternoon the walk crosses the Mole at Flanchford Bridge and then rises on the Greensand ridge near Reigate Priory to give extensive views of the North Downs and on a clear day the South Downs near Devil's Dyke.
Transport There is a hourly service on weekdays from Victoria to Holmwood via Dorking Mainline, journey time 59 minutes. Buy a return ticket to Holmwood, which is valid for the return journey from Reigate via Redhill. There are direct trains back from Reigate to Victoria every half-hour, plus others where you change at Redhill for London Bridge.

There are no trains to Holmwood on Sundays, so this walk can only be done on Saturdays or midweek.

Suggested Train Take the train nearest to 9.30am from Victoria to Holmwood.
Lunch The recommended lunchtime pub is the Plough in Leigh, which has an attractive patio and serves excellent home-cooked food. Large groups are advised to phone ahead and book (01306-611348).
Tea The suggested tea place is Monty Bojangles (01737-242344), 57 High Street Reigate, open until 5:30pm on Saturday and 6:00pm weekdays. There are many alternatives including the Café Rouge (01737-223700) which offers tea, cakes and light meals. The station is a 15 minute walk from Monty Bojangles.
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