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.
Book here for our walk on 1st April.
Group Tours (minimum group size of 10) are available on any date to suit you, please fill in the group booking form and one of our walks team will be in touch.
Highlights of Dorking
Time 90 minutes. Easy walking, but with one hill.
The walk takes in
- West Street and the Mullins House
- The Kings Head Court (featured in the Pickwick Papers)
- North Street Cottages
- St Martins Church
- The High Street and the White Horse,
- Wathen Road, (Laurence Olivier’s birthplace)
- The Cubitt Memorial and Dorking Halls (Vaughan Williams statue)
- The Cotmandene (site of one of hte earliest images of cricket being played),
- Rose Hill
- Back to the Museum, either via the War memorial or Pump Corner.
- Charles Dickens
- Daniel Defoe
- Henry Longfellow
- William Mullins
- Jane Austen
- Sir George Chesney and the Battle of Dorking
- Laurence Olivier
- Ralph Vaughan Williams
- Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace.
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?’
Walks are available for groups of 10 at a cost of £3.00 per person, which we will invoice you for, once the walk is organised. If you would like to book a walk, please fill in the form and we will be in touch with you to organise the perfect walk for your group.