Epsom and Walton Downs
The Downs are private land owned by Epsom Downs Racecourse and managed by the Conservators through an Act of Parliament.
The Conservators’ principal obligations are to enable the training of the 150 racehorses and associated staff that currently use the gallops up until noon every day, to preserve the Downs in their natural state of beauty, to maintain the public’s right of access and to ensure that the various users respect each other’s rights and the Downs environment.
The document below gives further information about Epsom and Walton Downs.
Metal Detecting on The Downs
Applications for metal detecting licenses are now closed. Applications will re-open on the first working day of 2018. A total of 25 licenses are available and are granted to applicants on a first come, first served basis.