Parks, Open Spaces & Walking Trails

Get out and visit our fantastic open spaces!

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There are a variety of walking trails around the district for all to enjoy:

  • Denbies Vineyard – there is a newly surfaced path which enables a circular route through the vineyard that takes around 40 minutes. Plenty to see with great views over Dorking
  • Holmwood Common family activity trail – a 5 – 6.4km surfaced route around the common which is suitable for families. A great opportunity to get close to nature and there is also a pond at Four Wents
  • Mole Gap Trail – if you fancy a longer walk, this one could be for you. This 10km Leatherhead to Dorking walk is a nice varied walk with plenty to see and spot. It does involve getting the train unless you want to walk back.
  • Bookham Common – an easy 2.5 – 3 miles dog friendly trail suitable for families to explore the woodlands, wetlands and wildlife.

Deepdene Trail

The Deepdene Trail is perfect for a short walk or a grand adventure and is just a 15 minute stroll from Dorking’s town centre and railway stations. It is free to enter and open all year round dawn until dusk.

There are many paths to explore and our three recommended routes are shown colour coded on the map. You can also follow the Trail on our App – download free from the App Store or Google Play.


Leith Hill Greenway 

There is a 15km bike route from Denbies Vineyard to Leith Hill named ‘The Leith Hill Greenway‘, which is designed primarily for off-road cycling (a hybrid bike would be fine). Enjoy the great views of Box Hill, Denbies and Leith Hill tower.

So many beautiful routes, get exploring!

Check out Surrey County Council’s website for self guided walks around Surreyenjoy the nicest routes with, especially the cycling routes in Mole Valley. You can also find your perfect Mole Valley bike ride on

You could also check out the Get outside App.

Take a look at the vast amount of options on the Parks, Gardens and Open Spaces page to help you decide where to visit.