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 walksHortonCountryPark

History of Horton Country Park
Sunday 2 February; 1pm – 4pm
Discover over a thousand years of this reserves fascinating history on an afternoon stroll with one of our Contryside team. Meet at the Information Centre near the car park.

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  

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.

View/download the Winter programme of walks January - March 2020

Epsom Common Association (ECA)

ECA supports the preservation and protection of Epsom Common local nature reserve and site of special scientific interest. ECA works in partnership with the Council, the Lower Mole Countryside Management Project and English Nature to contribute to the long term management and conservation of the Common.
Nature walks
ECA organise a number of walks on the Common each year which are led by local natural history experts.  The subjects that are usually covered each year include birds in early spring, wildflowers, butterflies, invertebrates particularly bush crickets, bats and fungi. For more info see: https://epsomcommon.org.uk/ECA_Diary.html
The EcoVols
If you care about the Common and enjoy its wildlife and beauty why not join the ECOVOLS, the volunteer group of the ECA. EcoVols carry out a variety of conservation projects on the Common throughout the year in association with English Nature, the Council and the Lower Mole Countryside Management Project. You don’t need any special skills or experience just your enthusiasm and time! For more info and the 2020 EcoVols programme see: https://epsomcommon.org.uk/The_EcoVols.php
Hazel Coupe Task
Sunday 16 & Monday 17 February
Meet at the Stew Ponds car park noticeboard at 9.30am. Some of the hazel seedlings planted nine years ago; are now ready for coppicing. Traditional coppice management mimics the natural glades formed when a large tree falls, the increase in light encourages wild flowers such as bluebells and as the hazel regrows provides habitat for insects and mammals including dormice.
Wear warm, waterproof, old clothes, & boots or stout shoes. If you plan to stay all day bring a packed lunch, but the group would be pleased to see you even if only for a few hours.  All tools including work gloves if you don't have your own are provided, as well as tea, coffee and biscuits. Any questions, please email: ecovols@epsomcommon.org.uk

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