WAYS TO EXLORE THE TRAIL

Please come and explore for free anytime between dawn and dusk.

There are routes from 1 mile to 9 miles to explore, download our Trail map to find out more or you can also follow the Trail on our App – download free from the App Store or Google Play.

Guided Walks with Dorking Museum

Hear the hidden stories of the Deepdene and gain exclusive access to the Hope Mausoleum with the Dorking Museum walks team.

Well behaved dogs on leads are very welcome on these walks. Hot drinks and snacks are available from Dorking Golf Club at the end of the walk.

Group Tours are available on any date to suit you, and regular walks open to all will be offered throughout the year for a small donation towards the Museum.

Inside the Hope Mausoleum

Walking for Health on the Trail

On the last Tuesday of every month there is a chance to join one of the Walking for Health team’s free and friendly short walks on the Deepdene Trail.

No booking necessary just meet walk leader Estelle Holmes outside Reception, Pippbrook MVDC Council, RH4 1SJ at 10.30am on the last Tuesday of the month. The walk lasts 60 minutes and is a Grade 3 walk; brisker pace, undulating or uneven ground, possible stiles/steps and is not wheelchair friendly.

Walking for Health Mole Valley is part of an England-wide network to keep you fit and healthy. With specially trained walk leaders, you are sure to be in safe hands, offering the opportunity to try new walks to enjoy again and again.

Deepdene Trail App

Visiting The Trail with smart phone or tablet? Download the Deepdene Trail App before you go and enjoy fantastic extra features including: an interactive Trail map, family fun quizzes, Tales from Coady the lion to guide you around, interesting videos about the historic estate and audio versions of the interpretation panel text.

Download now at the App Store or on Google Play.

Deepdene Virtual Tour

A 3D virtual recreation of the Deepdene Estate as it was in the glorious years of Thomas Hope is available to explore at a bespoke kiosk in Dorking Museum in the centre of Dorking.

Dorking Museum, 62 West Street Dorking is open Thursday to Saturday 10am – 4pm. Entry is: Adult £2, Seniors & Under 18’s £1, Under 5’s Free, Family Ticket £4.50

3D virtual recreation of the Deepdene Estate

The Deepdene: A Landscape Rediscovered Book

The book explores the rich history of the owners of the Deepdene Estate and the recent unearthing of The Deepdene Trail by the local community.

Featuring tales of owners like the Hope family, holders of the infamous Hope Diamond and responsible for the success and the decline of the Deepdene Estate. Alexander Bagnall, the author, has overseen the efforts to rescue the surviving remnants of the Deepdene and his talk looks to express the Hope family motto “Hope Not Broken”.

You can buy your copy from Dorking Museum.