Ramblers Wellbeing Walks

Our Ramblers Wellbeing Walks scheme is a programme of fun, free and accessible weekly volunteer-led walks ideal for anyone looking to become more active and meet new people. It can also, if advised by a doctor, assist with recovery from the long-term effects of Covid.

You can find more information by visiting the Ramblers website.

In line with the latest government guidance, group walks have returned to no limit on numbers. Social distancing is maintained throughout, and those who would like to wear a face covering are welcome to do so.

The walks last from 30 to 90 minutes, ideal for anyone who would like to start becoming more active or keep fit and healthy.

Service/assistance dogs are welcomed on walks so long as they are kept on a short leave or harness and do not cause disruption on the walk or to other walkers.

Walking can help us to feel happier and healthier, reducing the risk of heart disease and conditions such as breast cancer and dementia.

The scheme is part of the Ramblers network which currently has 70,000 regular walkers taking part across the country. We are passionate about setting up health walks in the beautiful district of Mole Valley. Just bring yourself, comfortable shoes and clothing, sunglasses and a bottle of water on sunny days and an umbrella and waterproofs if raining.

For more information on the walks, email wellbeing@molevalley.gov.uk or call 01306 885001.  

Become a Volunteer Walk Leader

Timetable of Walks


A Summer Collection of Bookham

Common Walks

An opportunity to explore the resident wildlife, birds and butterflies on the common!


Friday 5th May
Friday 2nd June
Friday 7th July
Friday 4th August

Start time: 10.30am

Duration: 60 mins/Grade 2 flat trails

Meet: NT Tunnel Car Park/Bookham Common, KT23 3JG 

Parking: NT Tunnel Car Park (free to NT members)

Leader: Rekha Patel

Discover Brockham’s Past

A guided walk discovering places/buildings of interest in and around the village of Brockham.

When: Thursday 22nd June

Start time: 10.30am

Duration: 90 mins/Grade 3 (3-4 miles of undulating tracks/trails) 

Meet: Dorking Rugby Club, Kiln Lane, Brockham, RH3 7LZ

Parking: Free parking at Dorking Rugby Club

Leaders: John Hartley & Mandy Cooper

Langley Vale WW1 Centenary Wood

An opportunity to ramble through the rich history in one of our World War 1 Centenary and woodland conservation sites. Come and join us as we visit Jutland Wood, the Regiment and Memorial Sculptures, as well as our ancient, coppiced and new woodland.

When: Tuesday 11th July

Start time: 6pm

Duration: 90 minutes Grade 2 (3-4 miles of woodland trails)

Meet/Park: Headley Road Car Park/Grid Ref TQ 2010457178

Leader: John Hunt

"A Social Stroll"

Won't be running on May 30

When: Tuesdays 10.30am (term time only)

Meet: Outside Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SG

Duration: 30 minutes (with the option to extend to 45 minutes)

Walk Leader: Estelle Holmes/ Stephanie Christensen

Contact: wellbeing@molevalley.gov.uk

North Holmwood

When: Wednesdays 10.30am (1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month)

Meet: 1st Wednesday of the month meet at Inholms Car Park, North Holmwood, RH5 4HH. 3rd Wednesday of the month meet at the pond at Spook Hill / North Holmwood

Duration: 90 minutes

Walk Leader: Sue Cox and Rosemary Hobbs

Contact: wellbeing@molevalley.gov.uk


When: Thursdays 10.30am (3rd Thursday of the month)

Meet: Rectory Lane Buckland War Memorial, RH3 7BH

Duration: 60 - 90 minutes

Walk Leader: Mandy Cooper

Contact: mandycooper1@yahoo.co.uk


When: Thursdays 10.30am (1st Thursday of the month)

Meet: Dorking Rugby Club Car Park, Brockham Big Field, RH3 7LZ

Duration: 60 - 90 minutes

Walk Leader: John Hartley

Contact: johnrlhartley309@gmail.com


When: 1st, 3rd & 5th Monday of the month in Leatherhead. 2nd & 4th Monday of the month at Denbies Wine Estate. All walks begin at 10am. 

Meet: 1st, 3rd & 5th Monday meet at The Swan Centre, Leatherhead, KT22 8AH. 2nd & 4th Monday of the month meet at Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking, RH5 6AA. Meet in car park opposite farm shop and look for walk leader. 

Duration: 60 - 90 minutes

Walk Leader: Laura Hunt

Contact: To book your place contact Laura on 07954 013496 or email surrey_downs_diabetes@outlook.com

Denbies Vineyard

When: 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month at 10.30am

Meet: Denbies car park, farm shop, RH5 6AA

Duration: 60 mins

Walk Leader: Rosemary Horton

Leatherhead (Norbury Park and River Mole)

When: Thursdays at 10.30am

Meet: Leatherhead Leisure Centre Reception, KT22 9BL. Gather further along and away from the reception area / doors at Leatherhead

Duration: 60 - 90 mins

Walk Leader: Rota of volunteers

50s - 65s Social 'Walk and Talk' (organised locally)

Meet at the top of Crabtree Lane, Bookham (KT23 4PN for sat nav) 2pm on Thursday in term-time.

The walk itself is a moderately demanding 1 hour 15 minute loop through Norbury's woodland and meadow, adding 20 minutes for a popular stop to buy hot drinks about half-way around.

Walking boots and warm gear recommended.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome.
Not suitable for buggies/mobility scooters
Contact: Lesley Ormiston
07939 053315

Become a Volunteer Walk Leader

We currently have more than 20 volunteers from a variety of backgrounds, all with a shared passion for walking! We can only set up new walks and develop our programme with the help of volunteers. Each walk has a Volunteer Walk Leader and Back Marker to enable each walker to go at a pace that is comfortable for them.

Training, support and equipment is provided for all volunteers. If you are enthusiastic about walking, would like to help others get active and can give one morning, afternoon or evening a week then why not get in touch? Walks can take place anywhere in Mole Valley, during the daytime or evening and are a great way to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

For more information, email wellbeing@molevalley.gov.uk or call 01306 885001.  

Mole Valley Ramblers

Mole Valley Ramblers offer friendly group walking across the heart of Surrey and further afield. They provide a full range of walks, both on weekdays and at weekends, generally 5 - 7 miles for half day walks and 10 - 14 for full day walks. 

They also offer shorter more leisurely walks, of 3-5 miles, for those who would prefer to begin with something gentler. Some walks are being limited in size and must be pre-booked.

A few of our Walk Leaders

John Hartley (Brockham walk)

Mandy Cooper (Buckland walk)

Stephanie Christensen (Dorking Tuesday walk)

Rosemary Horton (Denbies walk)

Susan Cox (left) and Rosemary Hobbs (right) (North Holmwood walk)