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A picturesque walk from Botley Hill Farmhouse along the North Downs. Moderate.  Approximately 5.3 miles.

Directions revised and updated in January 2019. It's always best to carry a map too, if you can.


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Park your car at Botley Hill Farmhouse, then turn right out of the car park and head southward down the road towards Oxted.


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Walk past a roundabout and carry on along the Limpfield Road, then cross the road and follow the North Downs Way Footpath (NDWP). The path initially follows the Limpsfield Road in the woods before climbing up the hill again to follow the edge of the Downs. On the way, you cross a narrow lane, but continue along the same direction, crossing fields past Clarks Lane Farm until eventually you come to some steps up to the road.


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Cross the road and follow the North Downs Way along Chestnut Avenue. After a few hundred metres, take a footpath on the left. This footpath comes out near the church. It’s worth taking time to look at the church and the churchyard. There are also stunning views across to the High Weald and the Greensand Ridge.


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Turn right and head northwards up the road away from the view. Follow the road and take the second footpath on the left (next to Orchard Stables), along the edge of the golf course. This path takes you over a number of fields and eventually arrives by the school at Tatsfield.


Turn left and cross the green on the right hand side, passing to the right of the pond and to the left of a play area. Continue forward along Lusted Hall Lane (ignoring track off to right). Follow this road past The Copse houses until the road turns sharp right, then take a bridle path on the left. Follow this path through fields and eventually you come to a further road. Turn right and walk down the road and take a footpath on the left just before Beddlestead House. The path goes around the perimeter of its grounds.


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Take a path off the main track on the left through a small gate. This path goes across some small fields and comes to a large hilly field, which is most likely unchanged for hundreds of years. Head down the hill to the main track at the valley bottom.  When you reach it, turn left and cross a stile on the right of a gate. Follow a yellow arrow on the stile pointing up the side of the valley to a metal kissing gate up the hill.


Go through the kissing gate and follow the path up the hill. It is soon joined by a track; carry on in the same direction along the track. Turn left and walk back along the pavement to Botley Hill Farmhouse.