Walking in Spring: 5 Local walks in Surbiton – Part 1
Walking regularly not only keeps you physically fit, it can also help to enhance your mood. After weeks in lockdown and as we return to a new type of normal, it is important for you to stay active and one of the best ways to do this is walking.
As all our valued patients know we strongly encourage you to go for a relaxing walk after a treatment to help reset your body & off the success of our blog “The top 5 health benefits of walking in winter”, we will be sharing with you five ideas for local walking routes that you can try out following your treatments and enjoy the sunnier days and warmer weather in Surbiton. Here is the first Springtime walk you can try out following your treatments at ProBack Surbiton.
1a. Surbiton- 0.5 miles to 1 mile
Our clinic is ideally situated for a brisk walk around Surbiton town centre, just a short stroll from the shops, bars and restaurants in the town & of course the famous Surbiton Station described by the Urban75 blog as “An art deco masterpiece”. With parking opposite the clinic provided by the surbiton community car park aka “Surbiton Waitrose” being free for all comers for 2 hours there is really no excuse other than the surbiton weather.
Head left out of the clinic on to Claremont Road and you’ll reach a roundabout. Cross the roundabout and have a look inside Surbiton station, rebuilt in 1937 by renowned architect James Robb Scott in the groundbreaking art deco style of the time… the ‘beauty of transport’ website describes it as:
“A station which is really still in a league of its own on the British mainline railway. Surbiton’s sheer-sided white bulk makes no concession at all to any sense English politeness or introversion”
(The station maintains high speed links, from Surbiton to Waterloo in less than 20 minutes if your feeling adventurous for other sights.)
Coming out of the station and turn left on to Victoria Road. Along here you’ll find a number of familiar high street names, like Costa Coffee and Boots, along with local pubs, like the Surbiton Flyer.
A circuit can be completed by Continuing along the road until you see St Andrew’s Road on your right. Head down there until you find St Philip’s Road again on your right. Walk down here until you reach the end of the road, where you can turn right on to St James’ Road, followed by a left back on to Claremont Road to reach the clinic.
1b. Surbiton- 1 mile
This short stroll is approximately 0.5 miles in length. If you wish to extend it and see more of Victoria Road then follow the above instructions until you reach St Andrew’s Road. Continue along Victoria Road where you’ll find more high street stores and surbiton pubs like the Victoria.
At the end of the road, just past Surbiton Sainsburys turn right on to Brighton Road and continue along here for 0.4 miles until you reach Maple Road. Turn right here and head straight along Maple Road for about 0.5 miles until you reach Grove Road. Turn right on to Grove Road and then head through Claremont Gardens where you can explore the scenery and see some of the wildlife before heading back out onto Claremont Road and back to the clinic.
This slightly extended walk is approximately 1 mile & for you late night people this walk might be a good excuse to spoil yourself at one of Surbitons’ restaurants such as the fine dining ‘French table’ located 3/4 of the way round on Maple Road.
Next week we will bring you Part 2 – covers walking trails starting at 3 miles which you can take directly from ProBack Surbiton.