Walk Length, Duration and Available Routes
The circular walk is around 5km and took us about 1.5 hours walking at a leisurely pace.
Coming from Southfields Road turn right and walk down Slines Oak Road until you hit a dirt track on your right after about 150m. Follow the dirt track until the cow fields and walk directly up the hill (don’t be tempted to follow the clay path). Once at the top you will find a path going into the woods – follow this until you reach a road called The Ridge. Turn directly right (beware there is no footpath so you will have to walk on the road for around 100m). After there will be a path on the left winding through the woods in parallel with the road until you reach a carpark (this could also be a good start point for the walk). Walk through the carpark and cross over the road. Walk through the field keeping the fence directly to your right. Walk over the stile and carry on all the way down the path. The path will end up coming out on Southfields road so turn right to get back to the beginning.
Woldingham Hill, CR3
Free parking on Butlers Dene or Southfields road or if you start at the Woldingham Viewpoint on The Ridge you can park there
Pubs or Coffee Shops?
This particular route doesn’t go via a pub or coffee shop but is within a 5 minute drive of the Woldingham Village Club (pool and snooker table, darts and shows sports matches on TV), Knights Garden Centre (Woldingham or Chelsham), Amanos (good all day brunch) and Botley Hill Farmhouse or The Sheep Shed (great food and service and panoramic views. Sit down meals in the pub and sandwiches and cake at The Sheep Shed)
Suitability of walk for buggies?
Not suitable for any type of buggy in summer or winter. Definitely a sling walk!
Uphill on grass at the beginning, then flat and wooded and finishing with a downhill wooded path
Average level of fitness required