Borough Insight

Explore Epsom and Ewell

Get closer to nature and enjoy the outdoors with our various guided walks. Explore your local nature reserves, discover your borough's history and boost your health and wellbeing too! Visit the Walks page on our website to discover a range of walks that take place across Epsom and Ewell.  

Countryside guided walks in Horton Country Park

Bluebell walkBluebells in Horton Country Park
Sunday 28 April; 2pm - 5pm
Spot bluebells and other springtime flowers on this guided walk in the ancient woods of this local nature reserve. Meet at the Information Centre at 2pm. 

Wildflower walk
Sunday 19 May; 2pm - 4pm
Enjoy the beauty of nature, learn the names and recognise the springtime wildflowers on this guided walk. Meet the Information Centre at 2pm.

All guided walks are with a member of our countryside team and take approximately 2.5-3 hours and can cover up to 3 miles. Walks cost £5 per adult, £2.50 per child (16yrs or under). No pre-booking required. Please wear appropriate clothing. Stout boots for walks and a raincoat when it’s wet. Please leave your dog at home on walks that involve looking for animals; otherwise they are welcome on a lead. Please note that walks may be subject to cancellation due to poor weather conditions. To book a place please contact one of our Countryside Team, email: contactus@epsom-ewell.gov.uk phone: 01372 732000 or visit www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk 

Bourne Hall Museum history walks - Ewell

Wednesday 17 April; 2pm - 3.30pm and 6pm - 7.30pm
Saturday 20 April; 2pm - 3.30pm and 6pm - 7.30pm
Walk back in time through Ewell village and discover some fascinating stories from its 10,000 years of history. From its beginnings in the Stone Age and its Bronze Age Sacred Lake, through the Roman invaders with their road and oracleshafts, to the Saxon settlers who gave the place its name, ending in its gun power mills, vanished church, lock up, coach crash and battle. Walks start from Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell. KT17 1UF. Cost £5 per person.
To book and for more information contact David Brooks at Bourne Hall Museum, email: dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Epsom Common Association walks

Early morning bird walk
Sunday 5 May; 7.30am - 10.30am
Join local bird expert Graham Cotten for a walk across Epsom Common to see and hear a variety of bird species. Meet at the Stew Pond car park noticeboard, Christ Church Road, B280, Epsom. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear, duration of walk about 2 to 3 hours. For more info email: ecovols@epsomcommon.org.uk

Woodland Trust guided walks at Langley Vale Wood

Friday 17 May; 10am - 12noon
Langley Vale, Epsom
Join volunteers from the Woodland Trust on this guided walk to discover Langley Vale Wood which has pockets of ancient woodland, diverse and fascinating wildlife and flora, and stunning views over the rolling hills of the North Downs. Booking essential. Please book your place here: https://woodlandtrusttickets.cloudvenue.co.uk/guidedwalksatlangleyvalewood

The Trust's knowledgeable volunteers will lead you on walks where you’ll discover some of the site’s secrets - past and present. Learn about the role the landscape played in the First World War and hear about the exciting changes in wildlife we are seeing as the site transforms from an intensive farm into a mosaic of woodland and grassland - a peaceful haven for wildlife and people to enjoy. Suitable for families. Walks are 2 hours duration. Cost: £5 per adult, £2.50 per child (under 16). Dogs on leads welcome.

Epsom and Ewell health walks
Epsom and Ewell health walks cater for all abilities. There are shot beginners walks on Mondays for those who are just getting back into exercise. There are also hour long walks on Wednesdays and Sundays for anyone who would like to walk a little further and at a faster pace. Walks are free and there is no need to book. You can just turn up at your chosen venue and join in. For more information and to view the programme of walks visit www.epsomandewellhealthwalks.org.uk/

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