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    Newlands Corner and Shere Walk

    Saturday 11th November

    Distance 12.5 miles, Circular Grade Moderate Start Time 10:30 Host Holly Start Time GU4 8SE

    Meeting point: Newlands Corner Car Park - on the A25 east of Guildford

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This invigorating walk starts from the heights of Newlands Corner, on of the county's best-known beauty spots. The circuit begins by descending from the downs to meet the pretty Tilling Bourne and following its clear waters to Shere to discover one of Surrey's prettiest villages. From here the way is along field paths and passes the outskirts of Gomshall before starting to climb out of the valley, stopping at the top for packed lunch. With superb views over the surrounding countryside the route crosses open fields with great views to meet Sutton Abinger.

Stopping at the Volunteer pub for drinks only, the walk heads across the Tillingbourne Valley where it passes Paddington Mill and it's charming millpond. Now the circuit begins a fairly strenuous climb to reach Hackhurst Downs. Here it follows the North Downs Way back to Newlands Corner.

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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