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Belted Galloway on Headley Heath

13-Oct-09 • Sean O'Neill

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Box Hill Circular

A fairly strenuous walk in a beautiful part of the North Downs.

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24-Aug-08 • stuleeds on Flickr

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Box Hill to Leatherhead

Short, 2 steep climbs and the view from Box Hill in the morning, and a gentle river valley after lunch

First view of Canterbury Cathedral Chilham to Canterbury walk

First view of Canterbury Cathedral

Chilham to Canterbury walk

01-May-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Chilham to Canterbury

A pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral via the Great Stour River, hop fields and orchards

Beechwood near Cuxton Cuxton to Sole Street walk

Beechwood near Cuxton

Cuxton to Sole Street walk

03-Nov-07 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Cuxton to Sole Street

Open views and a wooded ridge before lunch, then a walk across a vineyard. An optional afternoon loop up to Cobham and the Leather Bottle pub (of Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers)

Walmer Beach

Walmer Beach

02-Jun-12 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Dover to Deal

Easy cliff walk following the Saxon Shore Way along the 'White Cliffs of Dover' to historic Deal

Denbies Wine Estate Effingham to Westhumble walk

Denbies Wine Estate

Effingham to Westhumble walk

14-Mar-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Effingham Junction to Westhumble

Polesden Lacy (dramatic NT country house) for lunch, steep woods opening out onto the North Downs Ridge, and an English vineyard for tea

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Bald Eagle greeting visitors to Eagle Heights

28-Mar-09 • Sean O'Neill

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Eynsford Circular

A contrast between hidden valleys in the North Downs and the Darent Valley Path through three interesting villages.

Farnham to Godalming Pooh Corner. Follow the 3 pigs to find The Donkey!? D.Allen Vivitar 5199 5mp

Farnham to Godalming

Pooh Corner. Follow the 3 pigs to find The Donkey!? D.Allen Vivitar 5199 5mp

02-Jan-06 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Farnham to Godalming

A long but pretty walk with gentle hills via a nice mixture of river valley, forest tracks, and many beautiful country houses.

Cliff Top Cafe Folkestone Circular walk

Cliff Top Cafe

Folkestone Circular walk

30-Jun-15 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Folkestone to Dover

Coastal Walk along the cliffs to Dover, with options also taking in The Warren.

bridge over river way

bridge over river way

30-Mar-08 • Bela Struzkova

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Gomshall to Guildford

Historic Shere, then a walk through a broad wooded valley, then along a canal to historic Guildford

Farm near Guildford

Farm near Guildford

30-Oct-04 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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Guildford to Farnham

A river valley, gentle pastures, Watts Gallery, woods, remote heathlands and heather covered moors.

Old Simm's Copse, near Gomshall, Surrey

Old Simm's Copse, near Gomshall, Surrey

18-Apr-17 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Guildford to Gomshall

Historic Guildford, The North Downs Way and St Martha-on-the-Hill Church, picturesque Shere. Option to continue along the NDW to Dorking

Jill..... ...or is it Jack? (One of a pair), Clayton, Sussex

Jill.....

...or is it Jack? (One of a pair), Clayton, Sussex

28-Aug-06 • moontiger on Flickr

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Hassocks to Lewes

A South Downs ridge walk ... maximum view for minimum effort, with historic Lewes to finish.

View back on the morning climb Knockholt to Otford walk

View back on the morning climb

Knockholt to Otford walk

27-Dec-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Knockholt to Otford

A moderately strenuous stroll in the North Downs, taking in the pretty village of Shoreham

Big barn, Lenham Lenham to Charing

Big barn, Lenham

Lenham to Charing

09-Aug-09 • moontiger on Flickr

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Lenham to Charing

A tranquil walk along the North Downs

On the escarpment before lunch Sandling to Wye walk

On the escarpment before lunch

Sandling to Wye walk

24-May-12 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Sandling to Wye

Pretty Ridge Walk along the North Downs Way with lovely views. Nice pubs for lunch and tea

View from hill above Otford

View from hill above Otford

01-Nov-03 • Catherine Ames on Flickr

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Otford Circular via Romney Street

A short walk packed with variety and fine views, bluebell woods in season, a pretty village and a short train journey

Book 2, Walk 15b, Riddlesdown to Coulsdon South The Route. Opposite where the recently demolished Rose & Crown stood. D.Allen Vivitar 5199mp

Book 2, Walk 15b, Riddlesdown to Coulsdon South

The Route. Opposite where the recently demolished Rose & Crown stood. D.Allen Vivitar 5199mp

01-Jan-06 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Riddlesdown to Coulsdon South

Happy Valley and Farthing Down, close to London (Zone 6)

View during morning

View during morning

28-May-05 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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Snodland to Sole Street

The North Downs, hilly with views after lunch, and tranquil Luddesdown for tea.

Wanborough church This pretty church was built in the 1200s.

Wanborough church

This pretty church was built in the 1200s.

07-Sep-09 • JonCombe on Flickr

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Wanborough to Godalming

Over the North Downs ridge to Watts Gallery, then a ramble to historic Godalming

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Autumn on the North Downs Way

30-Oct-10 • Sean O'Neill

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Woldingham to Oxted

Close to London, this walk combines stretches of both The North Downs Way, and the Greensand Way.

Picnic Spot near Compasses Inn SWC Walk Book 1 Walk 53 - Wye Circular

Picnic Spot near Compasses Inn

SWC Walk Book 1 Walk 53 - Wye Circular

20-Sep-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Wye Circular

Out over the North Downs with breathtaking views to lunch in Sole Street. Back up over the Downs, then returning along the Great Stour river. Muddy in winter.

Region Star # Walk Km Effort Ht. gain Description London
Surrey 64 Box Hill Circular 16.2 8 525 A fairly strenuous walk in a beautiful part of the North Downs. CJ V
Surrey 49 Box Hill to Leatherhead 11.5 7 300 Short, 2 steep climbs and the view from Box Hill in the morning, and a gentle river valley after lunch CJ V
Kent 28 Chilham to Canterbury 20.1 4 225 A pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral via the Great Stour River, hop fields and orchards TL StP V
Kent 35 Cuxton to Sole Street 17.3 5 425 Open views and a wooded ridge before lunch, then a walk across a vineyard. An optional afternoon loop up to Cobham and the Leather Bottle pub (of Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers)
Kent 30 Dover to Deal 17.7 3 475 Easy cliff walk following the Saxon Shore Way along the 'White Cliffs of Dover' to historic Deal LB StP V
Surrey 14 Effingham Junction to Westhumble 15.2 4 275 Polesden Lacy (dramatic NT country house) for lunch, steep woods opening out onto the North Downs Ridge, and an English vineyard for tea CJ LB W
Kent 59 Eynsford Circular 21.5 7 400 A contrast between hidden valleys in the North Downs and the Darent Valley Path through three interesting villages. TL CX StP V
Surrey 12 Farnham to Godalming 20.6 6 275 A long but pretty walk with gentle hills via a nice mixture of river valley, forest tracks, and many beautiful country houses. CJ W
Kent 13 Folkestone to Dover 14.8 5 400 Coastal Walk along the cliffs to Dover, with options also taking in The Warren. TL CX StP
Surrey 14 Gomshall to Guildford 15.6 3 175 Historic Shere, then a walk through a broad wooded valley, then along a canal to historic Guildford V W
Surrey 12 Guildford to Farnham 22.2 2 300 A river valley, gentle pastures, Watts Gallery, woods, remote heathlands and heather covered moors. CJ W
Surrey 13 Guildford to Gomshall 17.2 5 500 Historic Guildford, The North Downs Way and St Martha-on-the-Hill Church, picturesque Shere. Option to continue along the NDW to Dorking CJ W
East Sussex 29 Hassocks to Lewes 18.0 4 400 A South Downs ridge walk ... maximum view for minimum effort, with historic Lewes to finish. TL CJ EC StP V
Kent 37 Knockholt to Otford 12.9 7 425 A moderately strenuous stroll in the North Downs, taking in the pretty village of Shoreham CX
Kent 1 Lenham to Charing 13.3 3 250 A tranquil walk along the North Downs TL StP V
Kent 24 Sandling to Wye 20.5 6 350 Pretty Ridge Walk along the North Downs Way with lovely views. Nice pubs for lunch and tea TL CX StP
Kent 43 Otford Circular via Romney Street 12.0 6 275 A short walk packed with variety and fine views, bluebell woods in season, a pretty village and a short train journey TL CX StP V
Surrey 15 Riddlesdown to Coulsdon South 16.8 4 300 Happy Valley and Farthing Down, close to London (Zone 6) CJ EC V
Kent 17 Snodland to Sole Street 13.1 5 325 The North Downs, hilly with views after lunch, and tranquil Luddesdown for tea. TL StP
Surrey 2 Wanborough to Godalming 12.9 3 250 Over the North Downs ridge to Watts Gallery, then a ramble to historic Godalming W
Surrey 2 Woldingham to Oxted 16.8 5 325 Close to London, this walk combines stretches of both The North Downs Way, and the Greensand Way. CJ EC V
Kent 53 Wye Circular 18.1 7 550 Out over the North Downs with breathtaking views to lunch in Sole Street. Back up over the Downs, then returning along the Great Stour river. Muddy in winter. TL CX StP V

Last Updated : Oct-21