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    Ash to Guildford

    Saturday 13th April

    Distance 11, Linear Grade Moderate Start Time 11:45 Host Louisa Start Location GU126BE

    Meeting point: Ash railway station, Ash, GU12 6BE

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This linear walk from Ash to Guildford takes a route through varied countryside. From Ash station, we will head through forests to the village of Normandy. We will soon stop for lunch with a view of Guildford cathedral in the distance. Next we will continue to Wood Street Village for a pub stop (drinks only). After more fields and woodland, we reach the outskirts of Guildford's research park and the university. We then have a final climb up on to the North Downs with fabulous views in all directions. And we finish by descending into Guildford, where we can head for the station or stop for another drink. 

Please bring a packed lunch. The pub stop will be for drinks only.

Please catch a train to the start of the walk at Ash station because the car parking is extremely limited in Ash. If you are driving, park in Guildford and get the train from there. The walk finishes at Guildford station. A train leaves Guildford at 11.30 and arrives at 11.40. We will also wait for the train from Aldershot arriving at 11.45.

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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