Epsom and Walton Downs


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 to purchase a license for metal detecting on The Downs will open on Tuesday 3 January 2017 at 10am. There is a total of 25 licenses available. They are allocated on a first come, first served basis.  The cost of a license is £40. Please read the terms and conditions in the document below before making an application.