Compton Long Pub Walk
|The Withies Inn Pub Long Walk in Cobham|
|Pub Name||The Withies (Website here)|
|Location||Compton, GU3 1JA|
|Time to Walk||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Terrain||Easy to moderate – some sandy and overgrown paths|
|Livestock on Walk||No – some horses in field|
|Water on route for dogs||No|
|Loopy Dog Notes||You pass through an equestrian centre, and go near a quiet road|
|Dog Friendly||Dogs not allowed inside the pub but there are covered and heated areas outside|
|Average Drinks Prices||Glass of wine 175ml £5.90|
|Average Food Prices||Chicken Kiev £15.50|
|Vegan / Vegetarian Options||Yes Vegtarian – unsure if any vegan|
|Number of Vegan Options||Please ask venue|
A nice Surrey dog walk with places to visit along the way.
PARKING: There is plenty of parking in the car park behind the pub and also some at the front. You can also park up the road a short way at the entrance to the public footpath.
THE PUB: The pub is a very cute old fashioned 16th century pub with a lovely pagoda area in the garden. It is a shame it doesn’t allow dogs inside, but the garden is very nice and there are shelters in case the weather isn’t too good.
CRAZY DOG NOTES: There is an equestrian centre shortly after you start the walk which has horses in a field which dogs can easily get into. There is also a quiet road just after you left the equestrian centre.
WATER: We did not find any water on the walk so please make sure to bring some with you.
THE WALK: From the Withies, turn right out of the car park and walk up the road until you reach the corner. Here you will see a public footpath sign slightly to the left of the corner. Follow the path into the woods until you come to the edge of a field. This field has horses in it and dogs can easily get under the fence so pop your dog back on the lead if this might be a problem.
Follow the fence along and you will come to a gate. To continue your Surrey dog walk, go through the gate and then turn left and walk through the Equestrian Centre. At the end of the riding school go through the gate on your right and along the fully fenced path through the woods. At the end of this the path narrows with holly on one side, you are now getting near a road so it may be a good time to put your dog back on the lead.
Once you reach the road turn right and go past the pond, then turn right again up a sandy track. On your left will be Watts Gallery – a gallery dedicated to the life and work of ‘England’s Michelangelo’ G F Watts and his wife, the designer and artist Mary Watts. Admission is £11.50 for adults and free for under 18’s, and the gallery is open 10.30am – 5pm daily. There is also a studio, visitor centre, chapel and tea rooms which you can visit. Dog’s are not allowed in the tea rooms though.
Continue past Watts Gallery and you will shortly come across a farm. You may want to put your dog back on a lead here although there seems to be only horses in the fields and no livestock around. You will enter a track leading upwards through the woods and reach a crossroads. Continue straight at this crossroad but turn right at the next one. Once you are slightly further down the hill you will see Loseley Park House in the distance and a corn field to your right.
You can continue on your Surrey dog walk down the track on the official public footpath and when you reach the gate turn right and follow the path around the corner up to the top corner of the field. This path is quite overgrown, so you may prefer to cut through the corn field – there is a tyre path that you can easily follow which will take you up to the top of the field. You can bear left and rejoin the official track at the top left, or cut the corner off completely.
If on the official track, once you are at the end of the path turn left away from Loseley Park along the top edge of the corn field. This is an access track so doesn’t have very many vehicles on it but do watch out just incase.
At the end of the track you will come across a small hamlet, turn right here and then go left up the steps. Unfortunately, this path is quite overgrown so it is best if you wear long trousers if possible. Follow the path straight on until you come back to the equestrian centre. Once here, turn left and retrace your steps to the pub by following the path around the field and then through the woods and down the road.
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