ACCESSING THE TRAIL

There are many paths to explore on The Trail, perfect for a short walk or a grand adventure. Our three recommended routes range in distance from a 1 mile explore to a 9 mile adventure and are shown colour coded on the Map of the Trail.

If you would like to book a tour of The Trail with a guide then this can be arranged through the volunteers at Dorking Museum.  Please contact the Museum directly to find out what you will see on the tour and to arrange this.

Our Access Statement aims to describe the conditions, facilities and services on The Deepdene Trail routes for all our visitors to help them make the best of their visit.

As with many sites of this nature, the natural topography and historic significance of the landscape restricts the degree to which we can alter elements of the site, for example the degree to which we can smooth out slope gradients.

The Deepdene Trail has some challenging parts with some steep, uneven slopes and many areas of unmade paths. We are working hard over the course of this two year project to provide the highest level of access possible within those natural topography and existing landscape restrictions.

Here are some top tips for parents, to help little ones explore the Trail safely:

  • Make sure your child wears suitable footwear for Trail activities as there are steep and uneven slopes and steps and paths that are slippery when wet
  • Make sure to wrap your child up warm and waterproof for longer walks and activities
  • Check weather reports before any activity especially high winds as it is a wooded area
  • Supervise children at all times during activities
  • When dealing with soil, animals or natural water sources:
    • Make sure any cuts or wounds are covered with waterproof plasters to avoid infection
    • Discourage your child from putting anything in his or her mouth
    • Wash your child’s hands thoroughly afterwards