Best Winter Walks in Surrey
21st February 2017
There are very few things we prefer than stepping out of the door into a brisk winters day; wrapped up, dog and children in tow, and heading off into the beautiful Surrey countryside.
With views to snatch your breath away and a cosy home to return to, what beats a long wintery walk in the great outdoors? With that in mind, the team here at Antler Homes suggest our top five winter walks that Surrey offers:
1. River Wey Walk: Weybridge to New Haw Lock
This walk follows the route of the last commercial barges on the Wey Navigations. Up to the late 1960’s the boats used to transport grain from the Royal Docks in London to Addlestone. A three-hour round trip and a little walk through history.
2. Horsley Jubilee Trail
The Horsley Jubilee Trial is a nine mile round walk through open countryside, forest and farmland. Earning the name due to the fact that it was not until the year of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee that the trail became possible, this walk also offers The Barley Mow pub and Squires Garden Centre as perfect stop off points for a quick refreshment.
3. Norbury Park
A two hour walk that takes you over hills, public footpaths and bridleways this is your chance to take in the beautiful Norbury park in all its glory. Totalling around four miles over the Norbury estate and over the river Mole.
4. Mole Gap Trail
If you like your walks to be accompanied by a tipple, then the Mole Gap trail is the one for you. With both The Stepping Stones pub and Denbies Wine Estate tied into this delightful stroll, you can make your way from Leatherhead station to Dorking with ease.
5. Virginia Water Lake
A hundred-foot totem pole, a cascade, part of a ruined city imported from North Africa and an obelisk raised by George II are all to be found on this intriguing walk around Virginia Water Lake. Found on the edge of Windsor Great Park, the lake is open all year round from dawn to dusk and is particularly majestic in the winter months. Entry to the lake is free and there is a café onsite selling hot food and drinks to keep you topped up.
So what are you waiting for? Pull on your boots and experience Surrey at its most wild and wintry.