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Bourne Hall Museum guided history walks

Don't miss these series of popular and fascinating guided history walks around Epsom and Ewell for all the family. Walks cost £5 per person and places are limited to 25 people per walk. Places must be booked with David Brooks, Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 1UF.

Due to the popularity of some walks, David often ends up running additional walks, so keep an eye on the 'What's on' section of the council website for any additions to the listing below. 

Horrible Ewell
Discover Ewell’s dark past and the tales that some would rather forget. Learn about exploding gunpowder mills and visit the graveyard where the victims rest in peace. Tread in the footsteps of the body-snatchers and see where they plied their grisly trade. Hear stories of witches, tragic coach crashes and folk who won’t stay dead! Discover Ewell’s historic jail and see what eighteenth-century justice was like.

Meet at the main entrance to Bourne Hall (KT17 1UF).
Thursday 22 Aug 7.30pm - 9pm
Saturday 24 August 2pm - 3.30pm

Epsom’s Oldest Road Ceders
Explore Epsom’s ancient heart along its oldest road. Originally the centre of Epsom village it became one of the finest addresses in town. Discover the oldest surviving residential building and the site of Epsom’s own brewery. See the parish church, mentioned in Domesday Book and the grand houses once inhabited by Epsom’s lords and ladies. Learn about Epsom’s educational past at the old Technical Institute building, and the importance of the fire station in World War 2.

Meet opposite the fire station in Church Street (KT17 4PW)
Sunday 25 August 2pm - 3.30pm

East Street
Discover its pubs, interesting side streets, vanished schools, history of the swimming baths, the first digital telephone exchange in the country, brickworks, training ground for the defence against the atomic bomb, the Bugby Chapel and graveyard, Epsom's almshouses and other buildings that have disappeared over the years.7

Meet outside the Rifleman Pub East Street Kt17 1BB
Tuesday 27 August; 2pm - 3.30pm
Sunday 1 September; 2pm - 3.30pm

Countryside guided walks

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.  

Epsom Common Bat walkEpsomCommonBatWalk
Saturday 31 August; 7.45pm - 9.15pm
Advanced booking only! Join in to find out more about these fascinating and much misunderstood mammals. Bring a head torch/torch and wrap up warm! Sorry, no dogs allowed on this walk. Meet at Stew Ponds car park off Christchurch Road at 7.45pm. To avoid disappointment please book early as this is a popular event.

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: phone: 01372 732000 or visit 

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


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