Betchworth - Surrey walks

PUBLISHED: 11:45 16 September 2011 | UPDATED: 11:47 09 October 2012

The 15th century operating forge (Photo: Stephen Strussler)

The 15th century operating forge (Photo: Stephen Strussler)

Take in a film location, a miniature windmill and an ever popular pub in the Betchworth area

Originally published in Surrey Life magazine August 2011


Take in a film location, a miniature windmill and an ever popular pub in the Betchworth area


SHARE YOUR SURREY WALKS PHOTOGRAPHY


SUBSCRIBE to Surrey Life magazine
BUY SL online


Foot Notes: All you need to know...
Start:
St Michaels Church car park in Betchworth on Church Street Grid reference: 211 503 Map: Ordnance Survey, Explorer 146 Length of walk: One-and-a-half hours at a gentle pace Route: St Michaels church, Wonham Lane, Sandy Lane, Old Road, Rectory Lane and back Food/drink: The Dolphin at Betchworth: dog-friendly and with a great garden, its perfect for a post-stroll drink or meal Also nearby: Betchworth and Buckland are surrounded by stunning countryside, offering the perfect opportunity to extend this walk if the urge should arise. Betchworth Castle, actually a fortified manor house, dates back to the 14th century. The nearby Brockham is quintessentially English and set around a large village green Recommended by: Bob Hayward on behalf of Reigate Ramblers (see www.reigateramblers.org.uk) Next month: Haslemere


Viewpoint 1
Made famous by the hit film Four Weddings and a Funeral, St Michaels Church in Betchworth dates all the way back to the Domesday Book. Just nearby, youll also find this 15th century operating forge (pictured above).


Viewpoint 2
Built in the 1860s, by Arthur Woodriff Jaffray, Hartsfield Manor remained in the same family up until World War Two when it was taken over by the Canadian army and used as a hospital. It is now a De Vere-owned hotel.


Viewpoint 3
The tiny wind-powered Buckland Windmill was built around 1870. It is only 12ft square and about 30ft high and is set in the garden of a privately owned house, with the next opening set to take place for Heritage Open Days in September.


Viewpoint 4
At Buckland Deli & Gifts, they sell everything from freshly baked breads to home-made chutney and much more. Just opposite is the picturesque green in Buckland with its traditional pond, barn and church. Also look out for the oldest surviving cottages in the village, dating back to the 16th century.


Viewpoint 5
A favourite with Surrey Life readers, The Dolphin is a beautiful 17th century pub with stunning gardens out the back and stone floors and inglenook fireplaces indoors. In the recently refurbished restaurant, their speciality fresh fish dishes are not to be missed. This is also a dog-friendly pub as well.


Why not share your reviews and photos from this walkbelow and suggest your own favourite Surrey rambles by sending an e-mail to matthew.williams@surreylife.co.uk

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Surrey