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 for metal detecting licences are now open. A total of 25 licenses are available and are granted to applicants on a first come, first served basis.  All applications must be completed online. To apply for a metal detecting licence please open the Permit to use a metal detector on Epsom & Walton Downs form at the top of the page. Before you make an application you should read the metal detecting terms and conditions. When all licences have been sold, the online application process will be closed.