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    Chinthurst Hill & Blackheath from Chilworth Station

    Thursday 4th July


    Distance 5.5 miles, Circular Grade Moderate Start Time 19:15 Host Andrew D Start Location GU4 8NP

    Meeting point: Chilworth station (GU4 8NP)

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Details

Meet us at Chilworth station for an evening walk through the hills south of Guildford. The walk will begin by heading up to Blackheath and visiting the War Memorial and Cricket ground there. After that we head past Barnett Hill before decending into the beautiful village of Wonersh. Next we will climb Chinthurst Hill; where we will find a tower and great views of the Surrey countryside. The tower is a folly built in the 1930s by Lord Inchcape and is now a listed building. Finally we will return to Chilworth Station, via common and farm land, where you can either return home or stop off at The Percy Arms.


Our walk gradings

  • E

    Easy

    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

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

  • M

    Moderate

    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

    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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