You will see Staple Hill Rd on your right running parallel to the path. Ordnance Survey Maps: Explorer 146 Dorking, Box Hill and Reigate and Explorer 145 Guildford and Farnham. A real gem of a walk, providing natural tranquility, yet not far from Chobham High Street. You'll pass Broadford Farm on the right and then emerge to a T-junction with Castle Grove Road. Well signed.
After just a few paces, pass through the kissing gate on the left to reach the concrete track once again.
Cross the track diagonally right to reach another kissing gate. Ignore the first side path (immediately before the bend and alongside the waypost), instead take the second side path on the right. There’s actually free parking just after Downside Bridge, but we parked where advised and did a bit of shopping in Cobham in independent food shops. From there, follow a tarmac track through woodland before bearing right onto a muddy footpath. The car park has two designated parking bays for blue badge holders.
A circular pub walk from the White Hart in Chobham.
The beginning of this waterway rises in Lightwater and is joined by another tributary in west Chobham to become the Mill Bourne. The common covers hundreds of acres and has a series of good footpaths over grassland, lowland heath and woodland. Follow the path down the slope. For help with planning your journey by public transport please visit http://journeys.travelsmartsurrey.info. A delightful walk mainly on footpaths .You pass through a few fields with horses and sheep so its essential to keep dogs under control. Keep right at the fork and follow the bridleway out of the woodland to reach the end of a tarmac access lane.
Legend has it that the river is called the "Mole" because it disappears underground into the chalk near Dorking during dry weather. Approach Chobham from A319 turn right at roundabout and car park is accessed via narrow gap between charity shop and White Hart.
Turn right over the stile (half-hidden in the hedge) and then turn left to follow the hedge line on the left.
Through the fence to the left are the grounds of Hatchford Park and soon, the house itself will become visible. Turn right along the main road, passing the 17th century Sandpit Hall on the right and more pretty thatched cottages on the left. Turn right through the kissing gate and then turn immediately left to follow the hedge on the left.
Immediately before the cannon, turn right down the gravel drive passing an antiques centre on the right. I passed a couple wearing shorts and they looked like they were in quite a lot of discomfort!
Approximate post code KT11 3DQ. This marks the eastern corner of the common. This is a delightful 6-mile easy walk across the south side of Chobham Common, which hopefully has not been affected to any great extent by the recent fire that has devastated the north side of the Common - watch out for updates. Continue further up the High Street for just a few yards to reach the White Hart for some well deserved hospitality. Took us about 1.5 hours - we parked in the public car park near the cannon as we weren't intending to use the White Hart.
Nice easy walk.Mostly dry with lots of wildlife and bluebells along the way.