What's On

The Trail is now open! Please come and explore for free anytime between dawn and dusk.

There are routes from 1 mile to 9 miles to explore, download our Trail map to find out more.

Drama at Deepdene - Live Shakespeare weekend

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June from 10am at the Gardens of the Deepdene Trail

This summer, The Deepdene Trail welcomes live theatre for your delight with four al fresco performances by the Rough Mechanicals of scenes from Shakespeare's most celebrated plays, set in the atmospheric Deepdene Trail's gardens.

Book your tickets now at Dorking Halls Box Office: www.dorkinghalls.co.uk or 01306 881717.

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Inspired by Thomas Hope - Embroidery Workshops

Dates: Saturday 22ndApril, Wednesday 3rdMay and Wednesday 24thMay - All dates FULLY BOOKED

Location: The Gilliangladrag Fluffatorium, 20 West Street, Dorking, RH4 1BL, UK

Time: All courses run from 2pm-5pm.

Cost: FREE

Learn to stitch an exquisite new design created and taught by Sophie Long - author of "Mastering the art of Embroidery" and "Ribbonwork Embroidery" - inspired by the style of Regency-era tastemaker, and one-time owner of the Deepdene, Thomas Hope. Sophie will take you through how to set out the delightful surface stitching, introduce a little gold metal thread embroidery and sequins and get you set to complete the wonderful work at home.

Visit the Fluffatorium's online store now to book your place - FULLY BOOKED

Mole Valley Ramblers Walk Festival - 'Tour of the Deepdene Trail'

Friday May 5th, 10am

Start point: Just outside Pippbrook Council Offices, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SJ

In partnership with Mole Valley District Council's Walking for Health team a 3 mile guided walk of the Deepdene Trail will be one of a range of walks for the Ramblers Spring Walk Festival. The programme aims to promote the splendid Surrey countryside, encourage exercise for healthy living and give the opportunity for all ages to take up rambling with a group.

All the walks will be led by local volunteers, there is no need to pre-book.

Walk Grade B = Moderate and undulating, with easy ascents/descents.

Find out more about the festival at: www.molevalleyramblers.org.uk/festival

Guided Walk with Dorking Museum

Next public walk:  Sunday 11th June, 2.00pm

Hear the hidden stories of the Deepdene and gain exclusive access to the Hope Mausoleum with the Dorking Museum walks team.

Group Tours are available on any date to suit you, and regular walks open to all will be offered throughout the year for a small donation towards the Museum.

Visit Dorking Museum's website to find out more and book your tour.


Walking for Health on the Trail

Last Tuesday of every month, 10.30am

Every month there is a chance to join one of the Walking for Health team's free and friendly short walks on the Deepdene Trail.

No booking necessary just meet walk leader Estelle Holmes outside Reception, Pippbrook MVDC Council, RH4 1SJ at 10.30am on the last Tuesday of the month. The walk lasts 60 minutes and is graded an intermediate walk; gentle to moderate pace, generally flat but uneven ground at times and possible steps.

Walking for Health Mole Valley is part of an England-wide network to keep you fit and healthy. With specially trained walk leaders, you are sure to be in safe hands, offering the opportunity to try new walks to enjoy again and again.

Download their walks booklet (PDF) to find out more about other healthy walks in Mole Valley.

Deepdene Trail App

Visiting The Trail with smart phone or tablet? Download the Deepdene Trail App before you go and enjoy fantastic extra features including: an interactive Trail map, family fun quizzes, Tales from Coady the lion to guide you around, interesting videos about the historic estate and audio versions of the interpretation panel text.

Download now at the App Store or on Google Play.

Deepdene Virtual Tour

Help us test out the new Deepdene Virtual Tour. Visit Dorking Museum to see it in its fancy new kiosk and explore the Deepdene Estate as it was in 1825 when owner Thomas Hope walked the grounds with this amazing interactive Virtual Tour.

Dorking Museum, 62 West Street Dorking is open Thursday to Saturday 10am - 4pm.

Entry is: Adult £2.00, Seniors & Under 18's £1.00, Under 5's Free, Family Ticket £4.50