It started off so badly. Buggerlugs is wailing (though this is probably more to do with what I have dressed him in than anything else) and the name of the place is a bit How’s Your Father.
But it’s really lovely here! A grower though, not a wham bam oh my god this place is AMAZING type of place. Walking here most weeks has almost changed my mind about living out here. Almost.
Titsey is a private estate consisting of house, gardens and woodland walks. I’ve not yet paid to go into the house and gardens, I’ve just used the tea shop and been on the walks as they are both free. The tea shop is ace for buggies. It’s a huge conservatory. Nice and bright and accessible. And the cakes are really good. There is loads of outside space as well but it’s not so great for toddlers as it backs onto the car park and driveway in and out of the park. Unfortunately the cafe doesn’t do sandwiches. Nor does it open all the time. Only Wed, Sat and Sun 1-5. I’ll take a picture soon and post it.
The walks are challenging in places as they cut up (and down) the North Downs. You can park in a number of places – either at the bottom of the driveway from Water Lane (sat nav RH80SA), by the house, or at the top of the Downs just off the junction between Pitchfont Lane and The Ridge (sat nav RH80HD).
The walks are definitely more of a rucksack option (or if your children are older they can walk too). There are lots of paths cutting through the woodland on the Downs. It’s so pretty, ghostly even, and you would never know the M25 is mere metres away. Big smiles around.