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Slow Ways linking Esher and Cobham (Elmbridge), Epsom, Ewell, Kingston, Oxshott, Tolworth, Walton-on-Thames
Great Britain / Surrey / Esher
Esher’s seven Slow Ways are 71% checked
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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Survey me||Distance 7km/4mi||Ascent 81m||Descent 67m|
||Review me||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent 109m||Descent 123m|
||Enjoy me||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent 107m||Descent 110m|
||Review me||Distance 12km/7mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Enjoy me||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent 46m||Descent 24m|
||Review me||Distance 9km/6mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Review me||Distance 10km/6mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Enjoy me||Distance 6km/4mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Survey me||Distance 9km/6mi||Ascent 73m||Descent 83m|
||Survey me||Distance 6km/3mi||Ascent 34m||Descent 16m|
75% of Esher’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
11 people have contributed to Esher’s Slow Ways
1 people have pledged to walk and review a route
4 people have surveyed a route in Esher
91km out of 91km have been walked and reviewed
191km of reviews have been shared in Esher
Then some more footpaths, with some being a little muddy (photo #4), before going along quiet roads into Claygate proper (photo #5). Then a long section along busy roads (photo #7) to pass Chessington North station, before going along a public footpath (photo #8) again....
West of Chessington South station, the route goes down Banwell Lane — although there is no pavement (photo #5), and it is busy, cars were driving very slowly as there are so many pot holes. Manor Road South (photo #9) is easy going, and after a short section along a road of Oaken Lane (photo #10), there is a foot path on the west to follow (photo #11)....
Derick Rethans added Eshewe two, a new walk from Esher to EwellWalk this route
After crossing Horton Lane, the route goes past Hobbledown (photo #3) and through Horton Country Park was lovely (photo #4). The path there is a little muddy, but not too much (photo #7), before end up at Lower Wood Road where the route then follows residential streets of Claygate. Manor Road South (photo #9) is easy going, and after a short section along a road of Oaken Lane (photo #10), there is a foot path on the west to follow (photo #11)....
benjaminm pledged to walk Eshkin threeWalk this route
Strider surveyed Eshoxs twoWalk this route
The road out of Oxshott is nasty, very busy, noisy smelly road with narrow pavements, it is mercifully short....
I stopped at Surbiton for lunch and then went on to Kingston where the route took me alongside the river and then through the old marketplace - pretty much all pedestrianised....
Jane Taylor added Eshkin three, a new walk from Esher to KingstonWalk this route
Strider surveyed Eshkin twoWalk this route
Strider added Eshkin two, a new walk from Esher to KingstonWalk this route
Strider surveyed Eshkin oneWalk this route
The Path through the common is very churned up by vehicles at the moment, deep ruts, as the path is in the process of being re-surfaced (Early December 2022) Difficult to walk along but hopefully temporary. There is then a long pavement section alongside a busy road, past Esher Rail Station, The pavement was busy too as it was a race day at Sandown....
After crossing Hampton court Bridge, instead of turning right along the Thames Path carry on ahead, use the pedestrian crossings to navigate the busy road junction the along a pleasant road to Bushy Park entrance. Having done both routes today, a circular walk from Kingston using the Thames Path and Bushey park would be lovely....
I partly explored the Cottimore Lane alternative to Ambleside Avenue, as suggested by the previous reviewer; this is a pleasant unpaved footpath alternative to what is a quite well used local road (with a fair bit of pavement parking on one side of the road). One or two places on the route had cycle barriers narrowing the path (photo), and this along with the persistent pavement parking could make this one tricky for wheelchairs....
An alternative route may be considered through Cottimore Lane running to the north of Walton Oak Primary School that avoids a moderate spell on Ambleside Avenue but that would be less direct....
A nice walk on a mixture of minor roads and well maintained paths. Once outside of central Esher it is surprisingly free of traffic and noise. The route is accurately plotted on the map with no ambiguity in directions....
A short section of this route from the A3 to Claygate is shared with Esher - Ewell Eshewe Some of the bridle path sections were extremely muddy....
Route goes slightly off the paths at Winey Hill which is probably the only short up significant climb of the walk. Route gets very muddy along the bridle ways towards Chessington. A few country lanes without pavement but nothing too dangerous....
Head up Merritt Gardens off the A243 and turn off down the path and you’ll be back on route. Few roads with no paths but nothing too dangerous....
A lot of forest walking and green paths, and uses quiet roads where roads are unavoidable....
JohnMyerson surveyed Eshewe oneWalk this route
Shops at Esher, Horton and West Ewell....
I'd add that on most of the 3-mile section along the river you have a choice of a high tarmac path and a lower gravel/mud path next to the river. The lower path has almost no-one cycling on it, but can get muddy....
I walked this route in the Oxshott to Esher direction....
Ilya18484 surveyed EsherView facilities
Luke Reader added Eshoxs two, a new walk from Esher to OxshottWalk this route
Goes through Arbrook Common, Esher Common, and Oxshott Heath - three pleasant and different green spaces, mostly forested....
There is a busy-road section in Chessington along Bridge Road-Moor Lane....
Common GPS traces suggest this is a more frequently-used route though would be a touch more blighted by traffic noise from the Esher bypass....
David russell surveyed EsherView facilities
Once you get onto Barge Walk (the riverside path from Hampton Court to Kingston Bridge) there are no facilities at all until you reach Kingston itself (except benches), but that does mean parts of this path are often pleasantly quiet. If needed or desired, you can shorten this walk by taking the route to Hampton Court and then walking through Bushy Park to Kingston instead of taking the riverside path....
The route looks very much like one I use to cycle between Cobham and Esher. I had expected there would be some narrative to help those new to the route - happy to add one if required...
Slow Ways added Cobesh one, a new walk from Cobham (Elmbridge) to EsherWalk this route
Slow Ways added Esheps one, a new walk from Esher to EpsomWalk this route
Slow Ways added Eshewe one, a new walk from Esher to EwellWalk this route
Slow Ways added Eshkin one, a new walk from Esher to KingstonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Eshtol one, a new walk from Esher to TolworthWalk this route
Slow Ways added Walesh one, a new walk from Walton-on-Thames to EsherWalk this route
Esher’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
51.37038° / -0.36394°
Easting / Northing
513,980E / 164,750N
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