Albury Heath Photo Walk

This short walk departs from Albury Heath, over the North Downs to follow the Tillingbourne River and climbs gently up through deciduous and pine woods of the Hurtwood Estate. Along the way you will be guided to seek opportunities to create images that tell the story of the walk, as well as learn about the landscape of the Surrey Hills.

Date: Thursday 15th September

Time: 10.00, for a 10.15 start, finish at approximately 1.00 PM

Meet: Car Park by Albury Sports Club

Any travel advice: Park in the Car Park – Sandy Lane, Albury, Guildford GU5 9DB


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Grid reference for start point: TQ058470

Description of walk: This gentle short walk takes in several landscape types of the North Downs just south of the A25, from harvested pinewoods to cattle filled fields with ancient oaks with miniature caves in the roots. The Tillingbourne gently flows and is crystal clear with fishponds and watercress.  The route gently climbs through the green sandstone of the Hurtwood Estate and through silver birch and into pinewood. Along the route you will be encouraged to seek out opportunities to create images that “describe” this landscape.

​Any specific walk / conditions issues:  There are a few stiles on the route and we cross the railway track. Most of the walk is off-road with some on-road towards to the end. The terrain is mainly sandy, stout footwear is recommended with clothing appropriate for the weather, as well as some water and a camera – smart phone will do!

We will finish the walk with an optional drink in the William IV Pub.

Dogs allowed / not allowed?: Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be on short leads due to cattle in the fields.

Length of Walk: 3 miles

Book: Via

Contact: Phil Banfield


Led by: Phil Banfield, Director & Photoadventurer, Adventurelands Photography