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.
The River Hogsmill walk
Sunday 12 June; 2pm
Enjoy a walk along the Hogsmill local nature reserve with one of our countryside team and learn about the wildlife along the river and the history of the gunpowder mills that were once powered by the river. Meet at Ewell Court House at 2pm.
Dragonflies and Butterflies, Epsom Common
Sunday 26 June; 2pm
Join one of our countryside team for a beginners guide to identifying dragonflies and butterflies on Epsom Common local nature reserve. Meet at the Stew Pond car park at 2pm, and bring along some binoculars.
Image: White legged damselfly
All guided walks are with a member of our countryside team and take approximately 2.5 hours and can cover up to 3 miles. Walks cost £5 per adult, £2.50 per child (16yrs or under). 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.
For more information or to book a place please contact one of our Countryside Team, email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 01372 732000 or visit the walks page on our website www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk
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.
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 on their Summer Walks Programme see: https://epsomcommon.org.uk/index.php
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