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.

View the latest footpath updates here

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.

24 Aug
Cobham Farmers Market
24 Aug 2019 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Fresh produce farmers market held in Hollyhedge Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3DG (4th Saturday of each month)

1 Sep
Cobham Heritage Litter Pick - Cobham
01 Sep 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join us on Sunday 1 September 2019 at 2pm, meeting on the corner of Church Street and the High Street in Cobham.

Please bring gloves and we will supply high-viz jackets, rubbish bags and litter pickers.

8 Sep
Cobham Mill Open Day
08 Sep 2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The mill is open on the second Sunday of the month from April to October 2pm–5pm. The milling of corn is carried out during these openings, and a short video presentation about the mill and its restoration is shown at intervals.

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