The Deepdene Trail is the exciting project bringing the work and life of Thomas Hope back into focus in Dorking. It builds on the work carried out by the volunteers who have been literally uncovering what remains of his estate around Deepdene and restore his mausoleum. Hope was a key figure in the Greek revival in the decorative arts in the early nineteenth century and remains world famous.
Guided walks on the Deepdene Trail
We offer guided walks around the Deepdene Trail during the year. Tickets are £4.00 (under 12’s free) and can be booked below.
Well behaved dogs on leads are very welcome on these walks. Hot drinks and snacks are available from Dorking Golf Club at the end of the walk. Please note – no physical tickets will be issued, please meet your guide at Dorking Golf Club 10 minutes before the start of your tour which will begin promptly. Please wear sensible footwear. The walk is not weather dependant, so do wear appropriate clothes.
Although the mansion is sadly no longer in existence, the project reveals the terraces, walks and other parts of the gardens which surrounded the house.
We also organise group walks, please fill in the booking form here, and a member of the walks team will be in touch. We are able to adapt the Deepdene Walk for visitors in wheelchairs or children in pushchairs. Please contact us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit.
You can, of course, walk the trail on your own.