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    Two hills, a gunpowder mill, a down and a town

    Sunday 23rd April

    Distance 13 miles, Circular Grade Moderate Start Time 10:30 Host Sarah Start Time GU1 4UT

    Meeting point: Guildford train station


Join me for a circular walk starting from Guildford train station. We will follow the river Wey as far as Peasmarsh where we will cross the river and follow the Downs Link path to Chinthurst Hill (hopefully the bluebell woods will be in full bloom). We then continue to follow the Downs Link across Blackheath and then onto Chilworth where we have the opportunity to explore the ruins of Chilworth gunpowder mills. We will then walk to Newlands Corner for our lunch stop (please bring a packed lunch). After lunch we will walk to St Martha's on the hill and then head across Pewley Down to return to Guildford.

Our walk gradings

  • E


    Easy Walks are for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.

  • L


    Leisurely Walks are for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths.

  • M


    Moderate Walks are for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are highly recommended.

  • S


    Strenuous Walks are for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rought country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness are advised to contact the walk leader in advance.

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About our walks

Non-members are welcome to join us for 3 "trial" walks before deciding to join us. You don't need to book in advance - just turn up on the day.

All our walks are graded to give you an idea of what each one will be like. If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short, easy walk first. It's better to find a walk too easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.

Please remember

  • Bring appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather conditions.
  • Bring something to drink, even if the walk has a pub stop. On most full day walks you'll need to bring a picnic lunch. The walk details will show this.
  • If you wish to bring your dog on a walk, you must ask the walk leader in advance as some walks are not suitable for dogs.
  • Please arrive early so that the walk can start on time. We'll wait up to 10 minutes if you let us know you've been delayed en-route.

All our walks are led by SYW members. Please follow their instructions, don't walk ahead of them, and let them know if you decide to leave the walk before the end.

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