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Great British Walk 2012 ~ National Trust in Surrey

PUBLISHED: 18:08 09 October 2012 | UPDATED: 22:01 20 February 2013

Great British Walk 2012 ~ National Trust in Surrey

Great British Walk 2012 ~ National Trust in Surrey

Celebrating the beauty of the British autumnal countryside, the National Trust is hosting a new annual walking festival this October, with organised hikes, special themed events and self-guided circular trails.


  • Regular programme of walks at Polesden Lacey, near Dorking, until Sunday November 4 (open daily). Series of outdoor events including fungus forays and a family trail for half-term. See online for details or call 01372 452048.

  • Autumn colours walk at Hatchlands Park, near Guildford, Thursday October 25, 11am1pm. See the magnificent trees at their best during a walk round the park with the gardener. Walking boots recommended. Adults 4; children and NT members 2. Booking essential on 01483 222482.

  • Bat walk at Hatchlands Park, near Guildford, Saturday October 27, 6.30-9pm. Bat detectors provided. Walking boots recommended. Adults 8, children 4 (includes soup and a roll). Booking essential on 01483 222482.

  • Tree folklore, Bookham Commons, Great Bookham, Sunday October 28, 10am. A two-hour ranger-led walk. Adults 5, children 2.50. Booking essential on 01372 220644.

  • Autumn colour guided walks at Winkworth Arboretum, near Godalming. Thursday November 1, Friday November 2, Thursday November 8 and Friday November 9, 11am. Adults 3, children 1.50. Booking essential on 01483 208936.

  • Dog trail at Claremont Landscape Garden, Esher. Every day in November from 10am. Special treat for all dogs completing the free trail.

Celebrating the beauty of the British autumnal countryside, the National Trust is hosting a new annual walking festival this October, with organised hikes, special themed events and self-guided circular trails.


So pull on your wellies and a warm coat, pick up the latest Surrey Life magazine for the Trusts monthly column, and get out and about to enjoy the best of Surreys seasonal colour. Here are a few of the events taking place in Surrey


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