Epsom and Walton Downs

Epsom and Walton Downs Covid-19

The Downs are private land owned by Epsom Downs Racecourse and managed by the Epsom and Walton Downs 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.

In order to manage the threat of the Covid-19 virus, different arrangements have been instigated on Epsom and Walton Downs:

  • To allow racehorse training to take place safely, please do not visit the Downs until after 12 noon.
  • The majority of public car parks on the Downs are completely closed until further notice.
  • Public use of the Downs is possible after 12 noon daily, but please try to avoid the area entirely if you can.

For all other enquires, please email contactus@epsom-ewell.gov.uk