GomshallEast Horsley

Gomeas one
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Follows public footpaths through Netley Heath (crosses North Downs Way) and Effingham Forest. Route out of Gomshall loops a bit to avoid Colekitchen Lane which looks narrow with no verge or pavement

Follows public footpaths through Netley Heath (crosses North Downs Way) and Effingham Forest. Route out of Gomshall loops a bit to avoid Colekitchen Lane which looks narrow with no verge or pavement


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Grid Ref TQ0862947788
Lat / Lon 51.21897° / -0.44596°
Easting / Northing 508,629E / 147,788N
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East Horsley
Grid Ref TQ0948352945
Lat / Lon 51.26515° / -0.43214°
Easting / Northing 509,483E / 152,945N
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05 Jun 2024 Spring

A lovely easily accessible walk which does pass through a working sawmill which may be a hazard if walking with small children/dogs.

Derick Rethans

16 Apr 2023 Spring

I walked this from East Horsley to Gomshall on an overcast, but fairly warm spring morning. It had rained over night, and there were a few stray drops.

From Horsley there were quite a few muddy tracks (photo #1, #2, #3), but as soon as the chalky North Downs got involved it was a lot easier going (photo #4). There were a few steep ascents, and also a steep descent into Gomshall (photo #10) — be careful! Most of the route goes through woods (photo #6), and you even pass a sawmill (photo #5). The woods were all delightful, and even more so when the Sun came out (photo #7, #8). I got a little confused after getting to Gomshall, as the public footpath (photo #12) doesn't start where the map shows, but instead at the south east end of the public car park just north of where the map shows it to be. A delightful walk, which I heartily recommend.


04 Aug 2022 Summer

We started from Horsley station which is about a mile from the start of the route in East Horsley along a fairly busy road but with reasonable pavements. The route is easy to follow until you get to The Sheepleas where there are many footpaths to choose from and the signposts mostly don’t indicate a destination. (If it is any help, when you get to a post with a choice of Green Dene or Shere Lane car parks you head in the Green Dene direction.)

After you cross the Green Dene road some of the path is quite steep and I would imagine hard walking in wet weather. From now on most of the route is through woodland. The stretch from Honeysuckle Bottom is broad and flat but the turning off is easy to miss. There is a little more steep path coming down to Shere Road. The route crosses over into Queen Street avoiding the A25 and then left down a small footpath through the sports club car park and across playing fields before returning to the A25 from Goose Green. We turned right and continued to Gomshall station about a quarter of a mile on. Most of the food places along here seemed to have closed down but I’m sure if you turned left from Goose Green there must be others.

Tim Ryan

18 Jun 2022 Spring

An excellent route. Mostly on paths over the North Downs through woodland. Easy to follow. There are cafes and pubs at either end, although none on the route. This made for an enjoyable walk when linked with Gomeas2 for a return journey.

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