Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust

Local Area Footpaths

In 2017 CCHT launched an exciting new project focusing on the Footpaths and Bridlepaths in the Cobham, Downside, Stoke d’Abernon and Oxshott area. Our goals are:

  • To publicise and raise awareness of the footpaths and walks in our area
  • To work with the local Councils to help prioritise maintenance and refurbishment work and where necessary enlist the help of volunteers to undertake and improve the upkeep of our footpaths.

Walking Guides

We will be creating a collection of local Walking Guides which will be publicised in the Newsletters and can be downloaded from this website via our Walking Guides page.

Our first featured walk is the lovely walk from Stoke d’Abernon, skirting the green belt Knowle Hill Park and encompassing Littleheath Common and the “Brickpit” lake. The walk can either be done as a walk in itself (very popular with dog walkers) or can connect up to Oxshott Heath and Esher Common and also to Downside via the path off Tilt Road.

1.Knowle Hill Park Jo Cameron 4 2. Small Copper Jo Cameron 1 Brick Pit enhanced h480
Knowle Hill Park Small Copper Butterfly The Brickpit

Maintenance and Refurbishment

Riverside Footpath July 2012The riverside path, which runs alongside the River Mole between the Tilt/Leigh Hill Road junction and Cobham Mill was one of the Trust’s earlier refurbishment successes and is regularly used by those visiting Cobham from Stoke D'Abernon and vice-versa. A renovation was funded by Cobham Heritage and its upkeep continues to be a regular task and expense. This year Elmbridge Borough Council (EBC) have matched from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) fund, spending by the Trust for further work.

Other footpaths have also been recently refurbished in conjunction with EBC using CIL monies and with the assistance of Surrey County Council. Recently overhauled footpaths include:-

Footpath No Footpath Description
- Riverside path which runs alongside the river Mole between the Tilt/Leigh Hill Road junction and Cobham Mill
FP58 55m section between Hogshill Lane and Leigh Hill Road 
FP59 Cedar Road to Leigh Hill
FP60 Connecting French Gardens with FP59
FP61 100m section between connecting FP59 and FP62 near Leigh Place

We will continue to review our local footpaths and work with Elmbridge Borough Council to improve the network of footpaths for the benefit of local residents.

How to get Involved

Do you have a favourite local walk? How about writing a Walking Guide?

Would you help us with “adopting” a local footpath and monitoring and assessing it’s status? We are planning on completing an inventory of all local footpaths and identifying where maintenance work is needed, where signage needs to be improved or where fencing and infrastructure needs some attention.

As you can imagine this is not a small task so all help is welcome.

Contact Us

To find out more or get involved please contact Sue Prentice at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Become a Volunteer with Cobham Heritage

The Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust is a local charity which relies on vounteers to help run the Trust, promote local history and conservation issues and organise fund raising events such as our annual Cobham Heritage Day. If you think you might like to join us, visit our Volunteer Vacancies page to find out which roles you might like to get involved with. We always try to make it fun.


Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Riverhill Greenflag Award

Green Flag Award

Open Spaces Award

Open Spaces Award