Scotts Farm Road to Ruxley Lane

In July 2021 a new shared-use path finally opened between Scotts Farm Road and Ruxley Lane.

The entrance to the new path from Scotts Farm Road

Until recently a narrow path ran between Epsom & Ewell High School on one side and the school’s playing fields on the other side. This path was too narrow to allow cycling.

The old path between Scotts Farm Road and Ruxley Lane

An improved path was first proposed 50 years earlier, when pupils from Blenheim High School were temporarily transferred to Epsom & Ewell High School. Many years later, land was transferred from the school to Highways with a view to widening the path to allow cycling. But nothing seemed to happen.

Eventually part of the school’s playing fields was released for a housing development. As a condition of planning consent, the developer was obliged to provide the shared-use path.

The new path should be particularly useful for pupils and staff at the school, as well as people visiting the shops in Ruxley Lane.