What's On

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

Book Launch & talk: "Deepdene - a Landscape Rediscovered"

Book your ticket now to join local author Alexander Bagnall at the impressive Fetcham Park House for a fascinating talk celebrating the launch of his new book: "The Deepdene: A Landscape Rediscovered". The talk starts at 7pm, join us at 6.30pm for refreshments.

Tickets are priced at £5 and can be booked via Dorking Halls. Each ticket's value will be redeemable against a copy of the book (total price £15) on the night, as well as a free drink and some light refreshments at Fetcham Park House. We only have facilities to take cash only for the books on the night.

The book explores the rich history of the owners of the Deepdene Estate and the recent unearthing of The Deepdene Trail by the local community. Featuring tales of owners like the Hope family, holders of the infamous Hope Diamond and responsible for the success and the decline of the Deepdene Estate. Alexander Bagnall, has overseen the efforts to rescue the surviving remnants of the Deepdene and his talk looks to express the Hope family motto "Hope Not Broken".

Book your ticket via Dorking Halls Box Office

Guided Walks with Dorking Museum

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.

Next public walks: Sunday 14th July, Sunday 11th August at 2pm

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