The Dorking walks team can offer a variety of walks taking in the different aspects of the town’s history and heritage.
Explore the history of Dorking through its urban landscape, following its development from settlement at the foot of the chalk downs to flourishing market town and turnpike staging post, taking in the old foundry (now the Museum), the only known surviving house of a pilgrim father, the Cotmandene, site of a historic early depiction of the game of cricket, and the coaching inn that features in Dickens’ Pickwick Papers.
The Museum is currently booking the following guided walks for individuals:
Dorking Town Walk
Walks will leave from the Museum and last an hour and a half.
The Deepdene Trail
Tours will leave from the entrance to The Deepdene Trail and last an hour and a half, including access to the Hope Mausoleum.
Dorking Town Centre Pub Walks
To complement our Pubs of Dorking exhibition “Time Gentleman Please” – we are offering the following walks around Dorking town centre.
Pub walks will leave from the Museum and last an hour and a half. The walks do not finish at the Museum, so allow an extra ten minutes at the end of the walk to return to your car.
Heritage Open Days 2017
The Museum will be running the following walks as part of Mole Valley’s Heritage Open Day programme:
Deepdene trail walk on Saturday 9th September at 10.30am
Town Centre walk on Saturday 9th September at 11am
These walks will be free and bookable through the Heritage Open Days website.
Thank you and your team for giving us such interesting guided walks on Saturday morning. It was refreshing to be lead with so much enthusiasm. Your love of Dorking was clear to see. We can now all answer the question ‘Why Dorking?’