Robust Rambles

Dover to Dorking Robust Ramble

Section 25 (Return)

Betchworth to Dawes Green

Walk Details
Map OS Explorer 146 (Dorking, Box Hill & Reigate)
Distance/Time 3 Miles/1.5 Hours
Start The Dolphin in Betchworth village centre, limited parking around the village or ask in pub .
Comment Another splendid walk through tranquil wooded Surrey countryside. Crosses historic Betchworth Bridge. This is sheep and cattle country so be prepared for many stiles.
Walk Instructions

With ‘The Dolphin’ on your left, go on down the road (there is a parallel path up by the wall on your right). Follow this down to a sharp left turn over Betchworth Bridge. Cross with care as it is very narrow. Immediately over the bridge turn right off the road through a metal kissing gate and walk away from the road on a clear path along the field edge to a wood.

Follow the path into the wood, down then up to a further kissing gate into a field. Turn right in the field to follow the hedge on your right for a few metres. At a corner of the hedge turn left away from it, diagonally across the field to stile at the far side onto a road. Do not cross but continue down the field edge with a hedge and road beyond on your left. Pass a cottage over on your left and reach another stile. Cross this onto the road. Turn right on the road.

Ignore a footpath soon reached on your left and continue downhill on the road. On reaching a second footpath on the left, cross a footbridge and stile into a meadow. Turn right downhill with a row of trees on your right to a footbridge, then on, uphill in the same direction. Ignore paths going off to the right and left. At the top pass a house and emerge onto a road by Gadbrook House.

Turn right on the road for some way passing detached houses. Finally reach a drive on your left between poplar trees to Hall Farm. Turn left in here and immediately left over a stile into a field. Bear right on a path down the field towards a tall hedge surrounding the farm. Keep on down by the hedge to a footbridge, then forward along the edge of a field with a hedge on your right.

Pass through a gap into a further field. Do not follow the hedge which drops away to the right. Instead bear diagonally left across the centre of the field to a footbridge and stile by a gateway at the far side. In the next field, go up with a line of trees on your left, to a stile onto a road. Turn left along the road to reach ‘The Seven Stars’ and the start of the section.