Limpsfield Parish Council held the official launch of the Limpsfield Way circular walk and Limpsfield Community Cycle Route on Saturday afternoon (24 September), with Cllr Ann Osborn hosting the event and Chairman John Thompson cutting the ribbon.

On a surprisingly sunny day it was a great turnout and lovely to see all those people who have been involved in some way in making the Your Fund Surrey project happen.

Video by Jon Rayner at Limpsfield Fitness

The project consists of a 4.5 mile circular walk complete with new natural play area and beautifully made history boards along the route, as well as a “there and back” cycle route linking Limpsfield Village  to Limpsfield Chart.

Jon Rayner’s group of cyclists (from Limpsfield Fitness) made the inaugural cycle from The Bull Inn in Limpsfield village to The Carpenter’s Arms at Limpsfield Chart, on the new path that provides a safe route between the two settlements that all ages and abilities can use.

Cllr Ann Osborn who spearheaded the project, said: “Our aim was to create a better link between the Chart and Limpsfield Village for both cyclists and walkers and has been a very long time in preparation, but I think we have achieved it. 

We will keep improving it over the winter as the muddy patches appear and we can lay some aggregate on them. We hope to get lots of feedback from everyone who uses both the walk and cycle path so that we can keep improving”.

Thank you to Surrey County Council whose Your Fund Surrey funded the project; Tandridge District Council, East Surrey Walkers, National Trust, Friends of Limpsfield Common, Limpsfield Fitness, John Tolley, Deborah Langton, Richard Spiller, Barry Chandler, The Bull, The Carpenter’s Arms, Andy at Conservation & Access and Michael at Michael Butcher Landscapes for all their help and advice in making this happen. A huge team effort!

Details, info, history and maps on the information boards in Limpsfield Village and Limpsfield Chart and on the dedicated Limpsfield Way page on our website, here.

All enquiries to Sophie, Clerk at Limpsfield Parish Council.