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Walkfest Launch and Walk from The Hive


Join us for the launch of Guildford Walkfest 2023 in the presence of the Mayor of Guildford followed by a circular walk towards Manor Farm and Broadstreet Common

Date: Friday 1st September 2023

Time: Official Launch at 10.30 am       Walk sets off 11.00 am

Meet:  The Hive, Park Barn Drive, Guildford GU2 8EN

Any travel advice: Start point easily accessible by public transport e.g. Safeguard routes 4 and 5


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Grid reference for start point: SU974505

Description of walk: Following the official launch activities, the walk will commence at 11am.


As David Rose leads this walk he will be giving details of Guildford's medieval royal deer park while passing the site of a royal hunting lodge of which parts of its moat remain. He will indicate the site where in 1952 a US Army Airforce F-86A Sabre aircraft crashed after a mid-air collision at 24,000ft with a RAF Meteor F8 aircraft during a military exercise and give details of the Roman farmstead that was on Broadstreet Common


Any specific walk conditions / issues:  None

Dogs allowed / not allowed?: Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome

Length of Walk: Full route - 3.9 miles (6 kms), Short flat loop – 1 mile (1.6 km) approx


Book via Surrey Hills Society website Events page or click HERE

Contact: Surrey Hills Society Co-ordinator 07530 949302


Led by: David Rose – Local Historian with Ken Bare – Walkfest Coordinator and Vice-President of Surrey Hills Society


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