Talk and Walk over Pewley Down with Jake Tyler


As part of Guildford's Walkfest in association with Guildford Book Festival – Author Jake Tyler will lead a walk to Pewley Down and talk about his new book

Join broadcaster and mental health advocate Jake Tyler on an inspirational walk from the Castle Grounds in Guildford to Pewley Down. Jake has written a book which was published in March this year called "A Walk From The Wild Edge". Jake has a regular show on BBC Surrey and Sussex, “Open Up with Jake Tyler”, which launched in 2019.  His TedX talk, "I’m fine" has received more than 3 million views.

Now in his 30s Jake has struggled with mental health problems all his life. After a bad period of depression, he decided to take back control of his life, and with only a pair of walking boots and a backpack, he left his old life behind and began a 3000 mile walk around Britain.

Jake will talk about his book which chronicles his extraordinary journey, the places he visited, the people he met, the big, honest conversations he had, and how he finally started to see a more positive future.

Start: 10.45 for a prompt 11am start. Finish approx: 12.30pm

Meet: Outside the March Hare, 2-4 South Hill, Guildford GU1 3SY (near the Castle Grounds Arch) and return to Guildford High Street

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Length:  1hr 30 minutes and no more than 3 miles long

General Notes: The walk up to the Down is quite steep but on a made up road. There will be frequent stops along the way.   There may be muddy sections if there has been a lot of rain and appropriate footwear is essential.  Please bring sunscreen lotion if required.

Well behaved dogs welcome on leads for the walk.


Well behaved dogs welcome on leads.

Book via Surrey Hills Society website Events page or click HERE

Contact: Surrey Hills Society 07530 949302


Led by: Surrey Hills Society