The Downs Trail

The Downs Trail is a new footpath just inside the perimeter of the estate.

It allows you to enjoy a walk from the woodland, along the side of the Coronation Course, past the reservoir and out onto the Epsom Downs and the Centenary Wood in Langley Vale.

This route is only open on a trial basis. The consultation period ends on 31 August 2021.

We would very much appreciate your feedback, either by answering five quick questions in this questionnaire or by email to communications@royalautomobileclub.co.uk

Information for Walkers

Downs Trail Map

The Downs Trail is approximately 800m (½ mile) long and starts in the southern end of the woodland (which is between the clubhouse and the Walled Garden).

It is open between 7.00am and 10.00pm every day except the day of the Club’s golf championship, Saturday 26 June 2021.

There is a gate at the end which will enable you to leave the estate and join a bridleway. From there you can walk for miles across the Downs and to Walton-on-the-Hill and Headley if you wish to.

Much of the route runs alongside the golf course. It has been carefully planned with your safety in mind so please:

  • do not leave the marked route
  • follow the instructions on the signs along the route
  • watch out for golfers playing a shot
  • if you hear a shout of ‘fore’, turn your back and protect your head
  • if you leave the estate, watch out for any horses on the bridleway or the Downs.

Golf balls should not come onto the Trail route unless they have been mis-hit. Also, golfers should not play any shots while you are within range but they may not always see you.

To avoid disrupting the golf, please:

  • keep quiet while any shots are being played
  • do not use your mobile phone except in an emergency
  • supervise young children
  • do not touch any golf balls you see.

Dogs or bicycles are not permitted along the Trail and please take any litter away with you. Please also respect the privacy of our neighbours as you pass their gardens.

If you require assistance, please call clubhouse reception on 01372 276311.

Consultation

This route is only open on a trial basis. The consultation period ends on 31 August 2021.

We would very much appreciate your feedback, either by answering five quick questions in this questionnaire or by email to communications@royalautomobileclub.co.uk