Discover the wonders of Langley Vale Wood with a guided walk hosted by a trusted leader.

Explore the site and find out how the Woodland Trust has transformed a patch of arable land into a haven for wildlife and people, and created a living memorial to those who gave their lives in the First World War.

Learn more about the site's history while spotting wildlife and taking in the sites of this special woodland. 

Maximum time: 2 hours 30 minutes

The event is free, but booking is essential. Book your place today to avoid missing out.


Don't forget

There are no toilet facilities onsite. The nearest public toilets are on Woodfield Lane in Ashtead (KT21 1AT).

Please dress appropriately for the weather, including sturdy footwear, suncream and water if needed.

If the weather is severe, the walk will be cancelled, so please check your emails the day before the walk.

Please make the Woodland Trust team aware of any medical issues (for example, asthma, diabetes, or other conditions) before the start of the walk.

This event is suitable for children aged 8+.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian.

When and where

  • Date: Tuesday 14 May, 1.30-4pm.
  • Price: free, but booking is essential and car parking charges do apply. Donations to support the management of our woodlands are welcome. 
  • Location: Langley Vale Wood, Ashtead, Epsom, KT18 6BZ.
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    Grid reference: TQ 20020 57184
  • Access: this walk will take place on a range of terrain, from footpaths to uneven ground with some inclines. It will also pass through gated areas. This means that, unfortunately, the route isn't suitable for prams or people with mobility issues.

    If this means you're unable to attend, but would like to, please get in touch and we'll explore arranging an alternative route.

    If you have any other questions, access requirements, or would like to join us for the walk but have any hesitations that we may be able to support you with, please get in touch at  
  • Parking: available at Langley Vale Wood car park, Ashtead, Epsom, KT18 6BZ. There's a surfaced car park with more than 70 spaces, including disabled parking and RolecEV charging for electric vehicles.

    There is a charge to use the car park, with all funds going back into the maintenance of Langley Vale Wood:

    Two hours: £2
    Four hours: £4
    All day: £5

    The event is 2 hours 30 minutes long, so you'll need to allocate four hours when paying for parking, to allow time for your arrival and departure.

    You can pay at the onsite payment machines using a contactless card, or go through the RingGo app. Please note: the machines don't take cash.  
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    Grid reference: TQ 20061 57239
  • Dogs: Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome, but please ensure they are kept on their leads throughout the event.

How to book

The event is free, but booking is essential as places are limited.

Book your place today to avoid missing out. 

How to get there

By car: from M25 junction 8 (north or southbound), take the A217 exit to Reigate. Continue on the A217 Brighton Road and follow the signs for Epsom Racecourse.

Follow the B290 in Epsom and turn left onto Langley Vale Road. Continue onto Downs Road and turn left onto Headley Road. The Langley Vale Wood car park entrance will be on your left. 

By train or bus: the nearest train station is two miles away in Ashtead. Regular bus services run from Epsom and stop at Downs Road on Headley Road, and Grosvenor Road in Langley Vale village.

Woodland Trust Wood

Langley Vale Wood

Langley Vale

259.69 ha (641.69 acres)

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