Thursley Loop

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The Thursley Loop takes you around Thursley Common and Elstead, through the Thursley National Nature Reserve, one of the largest remaining fragments of heathland in Surrey. Discover an abundance of wildlife, spectacular views and the ‘Atlantic Wall’ used by Canadian troops to practice for the D-Day landings and an eye-catching sculpture of a dragonfly landing on a former electricity pylon.

Plan your route

The Three Horseshoes Pub, Dyehouse Road,
Thursley, Godalming GU8 6QD

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The Moat car park, Elstead, Godalming GU8 6LW

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Milford railway station, GU8 5AD (4.5 miles)

Cockhill bus stop, no.46 bus (0.6 miles)

Plan your journey with Stagecoach here.


The Moat car park, Elstead, Godalming GU8 6LW

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Toilets No There are limited toilet facilities along this route.
Seating No There is limited seating along this route
Gates / Audit in progress
Stiles / Audit in progress
Terrain / Audit in progress.
Incline / Audit in progress.
Waymarked Yes Audit in progress. This route has some missing waymarkers.

  • This loop is mainly on bridleways that are not suitable for road bikes.
  • Certain sections of the bridleway will be muddy in the winter and soft sand in the summer so may require you to dismount and push through.
  • All the trails are shared with other countryside users so please remember to ‘share with care’ and give way to horses & walkers.
  • Most gradients are moderate but might include short steep sections. Keep an eye out for small technical trail features such as tree roots and rock.

Interactive StoryMap

Discover local businesses

The Forest Bathing Institute


Off Root

Hindhead cookie bar

Hindhead Cookie Bar


The Old Cook's House

John and Nigel wearing their cycling helmets at Leith Hill

Follow the Code

Hear from John and Nigel from Mole Valley Cycle Forum about how we can all protect, respect and enjoy the countryside for people and nature. They’ll be giving some tips on taking extra care whilst cycling in spaces shared with other users.