Langley Vale Centenary Woods and Epsom Downs


A stunning walk starting at Epsom Downs taking you through the World War 1 Centenary Woods at Langley Vale. Lots of fascinating information points along the way along with Sculptures and beautifully crafted benches. One of Surrey hidden gems!


9km (163m)
Easy (2hrs 40 mins)
Average time
2hrs 40 mins
Plentiful & Free
Route Advice

  • Dog friendly
  • Parking
  • Refreshments kiosk
  • Forest/woodland
  • Hilly
  • Family friendly
  • Potential livestock
  • Potential overgrowth
  • Picnic area
  • Bird spotting
  • Good phone signal
  • Art/sculptures
  • Wildflowers/gardens
  • Wildlife spotting
  • Unsheltered/exposed
  • Farmland
  • Great for running
Little Hurst Wood
Little Hurst Wood
  • Starting AddressTattenham Crescent Car Park, Epsom, UK

Did you know

The sandstone sculptures "The Regiment of Trees" (Twelve figures stand among a mix of native trees) commemorates Lord Kitchener’s inspection of troops on Epsom Downs.

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"Witness" by Sculptor John Merrill constructed from approximately 35 pieces of oak and 6 metres in height, was inspired by the paintings of the official war artist Paul Nash and contains excerpts from various poems such as "Futility" by Wilfred Owen.

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Epsom Downs
The Regiment of Trees
The Regiment of Trees
Bench near Round Wood
Bench near Round Wood

Route Score


A beautiful mix of ancient and new woodland, chalk grassland and the Downs. The viewings across the rolling hills are spectacular.


The Downs can be popular with dog walkers but Langley Woods is a hidden gem at the moment. very peaceful!


Natural footpaths most of the way. I expect you will see some muddy parts during wet periods


Various WW1 information points and sculptures along the route. A very educations trip for families with young children.

"Jutland Wood" crafted by Andrew Lapthorn
"Jutland Wood" crafted by Andrew Lapthorn
"Jutland Wood" crafted by Andrew Lapthorn
"Jutland Wood" crafted by Andrew Lapthorn
"Witness" by John Merrill
"Witness" by John Merrill
Poppy Field
Poppy Field

The fuel stop

  • Fuel Type Kiosk
  • Location on Route At the start
  • Address Tea Hut Epsom Downs, Epsom, UK