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Capel

Surrey


Slow Ways linking Capel and Cranleigh, Crawley, Dorking, Gomshall, Horley, Horsham

England / Surrey / Capel

Capel’s six Slow Ways are 58% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 4/6
verified: 2/6
and surveyed: 2/6

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Walk to Capel from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Capel—Crawley
Capcra one Pioneer me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 84m Descent 93m
Capel—Horsham
Capehor one Enjoy me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 155m Descent 185m
Capel—Horley
Caphor one

Double check Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 80m Descent 108m
Capel—Horley
Caphor two Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent - Descent -
Cranleigh—Capel
Cracap one Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 107m Descent 140m
Dorking—Capel
Dorcap one

Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 142m Descent 162m
Dorking—Capel
Dorcap two Enjoy me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Dorking—Capel
Dorcap three Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 208m Descent 187m
Gomshall—Capel
Gomcap one Pioneer me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
Gomshall—Capel
Gomcap two Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 282m Descent 278m

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Collective progress

55% of Capel’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

10/10

drawn

7/10

reviewed

2/10

surveyed

3/10

verified

8 people have contributed to Capel’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Capel

90km out of 131km have been walked and reviewed

163km of reviews have been shared in Capel

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Bostal Boy took this photo on Dorcap two

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Through Beare Green, the route is along a roadside pavement which continues beside the busy A24 for about 500m until just past the petrol station. That was the second lost pub I passed on the route from Horsham to Dorking. The route then takes you into Holmwood Common, an area criss-crossed with paths and trails where you can pretty much ramble where you like. You emerge from Holmwood Common by the church on the edge of North Holmwood. The route itself loses a star for me because of the road section around Beare Green and the confusion of paths through Holmwood Common....

Bostal Boy

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Bostal Boy took this photo on Capehor one

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Part one of a two-leg walk from Horsham to Dorking - CAPEHOR One. Once I got to Friday Street I decided not to take the diversion across to Kingsfold but took the path from Blackfriars Farm to the small hamlet of Friday Street to pick up the official CAPEHOR route again on the Sussex Border Path. I had to make a diversion to walk up Rusper Road to pick up the route at Pleystowe Farm. As a destination, Capel is an OK village with shops, a pub and is on a bus route from Horsham to Dorking. 40 minutes of urban walking at the Horsham end means the route is probably more satisfying South to North....

Bostal Boy

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This is a great route for those wanting a taste of of Surrey Hills without the crowds of Box or Leith Hill. Suitable for all levels of walker - further more it finishes with a pub at the end and a bus back to the beginning....

Russell Bodycomb

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Jonathan Hitchinson took this photo on Dorcap three

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The route crossed the A24 a couple of times, both points with good visibility both ways....

Jonathan Hitchinson

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A great walk to see the town and countryside views of Dorking and Capel. Some overgrown footpaths and a field with some inquisitive calves to be aware of but nothing to diminish the enjoyment of the walk! On the route you’ll walk on pavements, through alleyways, footpaths, commons, fields and railway crossings as well as over the A24....

Jo T

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Dorking—Capel

Jonathan Hitchinson added Dorcap three, a new walk from Dorking to Capel

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Alison Clement took this photo on Capehor one

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I have lived in Horsham over 20 years and it was lovely to find and walk some new 'twittens' as part of this route. The Horsham to Dorking railway line has to be crossed twice on the route. The route ends in Capel which has a couple shops where drinks/snacks can be bought and also has a pub, 'The Crown', which could be a good alternative spot to stop for a drink/lunch/dinner etc. Capel is on the 93 bus route which links Dorking to Horsham....

Alison Clement

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Strider surveyed Capehor one

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I found this walk quite exhausting, the clay is very slippery to walk on and very sticky when standing still, I only fell over once and was lucky not to have my boots sucked off many times. This walk will be an entirely different experience when dry in mid to late summer. A section of suburban street walking heading North out of Horsham takes you past colleges and through quiet housing estates. There short sections of very quiet roads to walk along, a relief to walk on something firm. A better walk in summer I think, probably a 4*?...

Strider

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Strider surveyed Dorcap two

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Past Capel's beautiful church into fields, past Ruby's Café then along a busy road with a good pavement, Just past a petrol station (coffee!) there's a turn into more open fields. The station for Capel is at Ockley, just under 1km away, there is a footpath across fields from the dual carriageway crossing point to the church in Capel....

Strider

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Capel—Horley

Derick Rethans added Caphor two, a new walk from Capel to Horley

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Dorking—Capel

Derick Rethans added Dorcap two, a new walk from Dorking to Capel

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Derick Rethans

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Most of the route goes through fields, and many of them have cows. After a little while along more fields (without cows), the route has a very small section of road walking along Horley Road near the western end of Gatwick airport....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Caphor two

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I'm proposing Dorcap 2, which instead goes through the delightful Holmwood Common woods....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Dorcap one

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I walked this on an mostly overcast Saturday morning, from Dorking to Capel....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Dorcap two

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The detail of the route plotting could be improved, there are decision/ junction points at which the route is unclear (for example, the route around the church at the very end). Most of the route is on footpaths, the parts on road are on quiet roads and so quite suitable for walking with care. There are multiple stiles and uneven terrain so it may not be suitable for everyone....

Sarah Alexander

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Sarah Alexander took this photo on Gomcap two

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Gomshall—Capel

Tony Parsons added Gomcap two, a new walk from Gomshall to Capel

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Gomshall—Capel

Tony Parsons added Gomcap one, a new walk from Gomshall to Capel

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Capel—Crawley

Slow Ways added Capcra one, a new walk from Capel to Crawley

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Capel—Horsham

Slow Ways added Capehor one, a new walk from Capel to Horsham

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Capel—Horley

Slow Ways added Caphor one, a new walk from Capel to Horley

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Cranleigh—Capel

Slow Ways added Cracap one, a new walk from Cranleigh to Capel

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Dorking—Capel

Slow Ways added Dorcap one, a new walk from Dorking to Capel

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Capel, Sun 25 February

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Capel’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ1760040715

Lat / Lon

51.15361° / -0.31985°

Easting / Northing

517,600E / 140,715N

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