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Eweban three
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By Jane Taylor on 31 Aug 2022


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Description

Improved version of Eweban One and Two.

This route connects Ewell to Banstead, two green belt villages on the borders of London. It's an area with many railway lines, dual carriageways, and golf courses preventing easy access across country; it isn't possible to avoid some main road, although there is always a good pavement.

The route builds on both Eweban One and Two, with changes which reduce the amount of main road encountered.
- slightly diverted at Ewell between the meeting point and the A24 by-pass, using local footpaths, and avoiding the busy Cheam Road
- includes a walk through Priest Hill nature reserve, this cuts off about 200-300 metres off the busy Banstead Road, fantastic big skies
- a safe and quiet low traffic approach to Banstead, after passing Banstead station

Improved version of Eweban One and Two.

This route connects Ewell to Banstead, two green belt villages on the borders of London. It's an area with many railway lines, dual carriageways, and golf courses preventing easy access across country; it isn't possible to avoid some main road, although there is always a good pavement.

The route builds on both Eweban One and Two, with changes which reduce the amount of main road encountered.
- slightly diverted at Ewell between the meeting point and the A24 by-pass, using local footpaths, and avoiding the busy Cheam Road
- includes a walk through Priest Hill nature reserve, this cuts off about 200-300 metres off the busy Banstead Road, fantastic big skies
- a safe and quiet low traffic approach to Banstead, after passing Banstead station

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Ewell
Grid Ref TQ2201662626
Lat / Lon 51.34962° / -0.24928°
Easting / Northing 522,016E / 162,626N
What3Words nods.wonderfully.garage
Banstead
Grid Ref TQ2523059643
Lat / Lon 51.32211° / -0.20420°
Easting / Northing 525,230E / 159,643N
What3Words minute.cracks.scare

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Jane Taylor

01 Sep 2022 Summer

After trying out Eweban one and having a good look at two’s alternative, I came back and tested out this route, which improves in a number of ways, using more quiet roads and paths, while keeping the central section the same.

Walked Banstead to Ewell.
Leave Banstead by a quiet path, cross dual carriageway at lights, and continue to Banstead station on a pleasant residential street and footpath through woods.

Shortly after the station the route turns onto a long residential road with large houses and huge front gardens, sadly these are mostly paved over.

Then the unavoidable main road section - a good path alongside and it isn’t very far before turning into the Priest Hill nature reserve. This is the highlight of the route. People were out blackberrying (not a good year, too dry), there were big skies, and being high up there was an unexpected long view west towards Heathrow.

From Priest Hill there is a long footpath direct to the Ewell bypass. After I crossed over to the Ewell side I noticed a footpath heading off into woods, and so I followed it into Ewell and decided this was a pleasanter approach than alongside the more direct, but traffic-y B road which feeds the bypass. So I reconfigured the Ewell end too!

Good paths and pavements throughout. No intermediate refreshments, but it’s not a long route and there are good options at each end. The nature reserve would make a pleasant picnic spot.

I caught a bus to Kingston from Ewell.


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