Discover the wonders of Langley Vale Wood on a short walk hosted by a trusted leader.

Explore the site and find out how we have transformed a patch of arable land into a haven for wildlife and people. Learn more about the wood's history while spotting its resident species and taking in the sights.

This is a shortened version of the general guided walk, to offer an alternative for visitors looking to walk at a slower pace, on even ground with no access gates.

This is a free event, but booking in advance via Eventbrite is essential.

 

Don't forget

There are no toilet facilities onsite. The nearest public toilets are on Woodfield Lane in Ashtead (KT21 1AT).

Please dress appropriately for the weather, including sturdy footwear, suncream and water if needed.

If the weather is severe, the walk will be cancelled, so please check your emails the day before.

Please make the Woodland Trust team aware of any medical issues (for example, asthma, diabetes, or other conditions) before the start of the walk.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian.

When and where

  • Date: Thursday 11 April, 10.30am-12pm.
  • Price: free, but booking is essential and car parking charges do apply. Donations to support the management of our woodlands are welcome. 
  • Location: Langley Vale Wood, Ashtead, Epsom, KT18 6BZ.
    What3words: jaws.will.trees
    Grid reference: TQ 20020 57184
  • Access: this walk will be approximately 1.5 hours long. It will take place partly on footpaths and partly on ground with slight inclines. It will not pass through gated areas.

    If you have any questions, access requirements, or would like to join us for the walk but have any hesitations that we may be able to support you with, please get in touch at langleyvalewood@woodlandtrust.org.uk  
  • Parking: Langley Vale Wood car park, Ashtead, Epsom, KT18 6BZ.
    What3words: jaws.will.trees
    Grid reference: TQ 20020 57184

    This surfaced car park has more than 70 spaces, including disabled parking and RolecEV charging for electric vehicles. There is a charge to use the car park, with all funds going back into the maintenance of Langley Vale Wood. Charges are as follows:

    Two hours: £2
    Four hours: £4
    All day: £5

    You can pay at the onsite payment machines using a contactless card, or go through the RingGo app. Please note that the machines do not take cash.
  • Dogs: well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome, but please ensure they are kept on their leads throughout the event.

How to book

This is a free event, but booking in advance via Eventbrite is essential.

How to get there

By car: from M25 junction 8 (north or southbound), take the A217 exit to Reigate. Continue on the A217 Brighton Road and follow the signs for Epsom Racecourse.

Follow the B290 in Epsom and turn left onto Langley Vale Road. Continue onto Downs Road and turn left onto Headley Road. The Langley Vale Wood car park entrance will be on your left. 

By train or bus: the nearest train station is two miles away in Ashtead. Regular bus services run from Epsom and stop at Downs Road on Headley Road, and Grosvenor Road in Langley Vale village.

Woodland Trust Wood

Langley Vale Wood

Langley Vale

259.69 ha (641.69 acres)

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