The Deepdene Trail
The Deepdene Trail
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Owen M
Peterston-Super-Ely, UK13 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
We're from Cardiff and exploring the area and thought this looked exactly what we needed to entertain two young boys and a very hyperactive dog.

The walk from town is long, steep and alongside a rather busy road with cars charging up the hill. It's quite scary in times and not the best start.

We downloaded the app, although the detail and navigation meant it was easier just to walk about and explore.

The best part is a flight of stairs and a view over a golf course at the top. We were continuously aware of the road with very loud traffic noise as the 50mph limit means cars are accelerating continuously and the traffic noise is constant.

We left via the golf course entrance and walked back down the road, which was very scary.

Our advice is for families to park up at the golf course and stay away from that crazy road. Although there are so many better maintained and exciting attractions for children in the area.
Written December 5, 2020
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L Brown
1 contribution
Sep 2020
The tour guides we had were very knowleadgeble and friendly. Very interesting family histories of the site were revealed to us!

The weather was briliant, warm and summery. It gave us a good exercise with some climing, but mostly walking on old tree lined pathways. Stunning old trees.
Written September 13, 2020
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Parm M
London, UK133 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
It's a lovely quiet trail in the woodlands of Dorking. Lovely views to take in inbetween the trees with seating right at the viewpoints. A nice garden area to visit but some bits seem to be missing and construction taking place too. Needs to better signposted from the road as the parking is quite a walk away and we didn't know which way to go. Wear good footwear and be careful, muddy and slippert in some parts.
Written August 6, 2021
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Gus S
Betchworth, England, United Kingdom19 contributions
Sep 2021
We took an extremely interesting guided walk through here in Heritage Week, guided by knowledgeable and personable guides. A lovely walk and fascinating to see and hear about the local history involving, primarily, the Hope family. The mausoleum and the remnants of the Italianate garden were revelations.
Written September 21, 2021
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Neil
Epsom, UK231 contributions
Nov 2016 • Friends
The Deepdene trail offers three different routes of varying length. One is a longer route (Explore the Estate - 9 miles) and the other two are significantly shorter (1-2 miles). We followed a mixture of the two shorter routes which were muddy and involved some quite steep climbs but an excellent view of the South Downs from where the Temple used to be. There are a number of information boards along the two shorter routes which explain the history of the site and some of the landscaping features.

With the exception of the restored mausoleum, none of the original buildings remain. Southern Railway had its (underground) wartime operations centre in the grounds but they are not accessible.

Whilst there is an app and a map of the walks available on the website, the walks were badly sign posted and some parts of them were closed for maintenance. I assume that the work on the trail is not finished and that this will improve in time.

There is no on site parking. We parked in Dorking Halls Car Park from which entry to the trail is about 15 minutes walk south along the A24 (after the Kuoni building). It's probably a 20 -25 minute walk from Dorking railway station.

A pleasant walk for a Sunday but more work required to make it easier to find your way around.
Written November 15, 2016
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pandastreet
Dorking, UK3 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
The area has been opened up and made accessible (was very overgrown); now leading to some great views over Sussex Weald and Ranmore. Well worth the trek. Remember to say hello to Leo the lion. A long trek to get to Betchworth Castle and separately to the mausoleum. Access is a little difficult and near to busy A24 (best park in Dorking town and walk across Cotmandean). Sign boards are very informative and the whole history of Deepdene and Hope family is very interesting.
Written November 2, 2017
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Lesley-Ann M
Maui, HI270 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
A well led tour including areas off the beaten track and the usually locked mausoleum. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Ran to over 2 hours in the end!
Written August 13, 2019
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Covertcoat
4 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
An excellent way to spend an afternoon! I thoroughly recommend this gentle stroll through 17th & 18th landscapes in the company of a knowledgeable and fluent guide. Well done Dorking Museum for organising this walk. 😀
Written May 5, 2019
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Dr_David_Horgan
London, UK198 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
This is a recently restored trail with lovely gardens, a grotto and a mausoleum. It’s an easy quick walk near town, support by a well developed app with historical information and map.
Written April 11, 2018
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Stephen D
Dorking, UK17 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
Hae done this walk in both winter and Spring, and plenty to see both times. The guides really know their stuff, A must do while in this area.
Written March 18, 2018
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The Deepdene Trail - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)